|Arthritis can develop very quickly as the joint cartilage of femur and tibia break down.|
|Tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. The meniscus becomes incompetent at absorbing vertical forces.||The vertical pressure pushes it over the edge of the tibial plateau, leaving the bones in contact with one another.|
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