Injury to the meniscus seems to occur almost as frequently as injury to the ACL.
Injury to the meniscus occurs at a rate of 60-70 per 100,000 people and are most common in men ages 21 to 30 and women ages 11 to 20.
Meniscal tears are more common in males with the male: female ratio ranging from 2.5:1 to 4:1.
Activities with highest incidence of meniscal injury are sports or jobs with excessive time spent in the squat position.
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Greis, P. E., Bardana, D. D., Holmstrom, M. C., & Burks, R. T. (2002). Meniscal injury: I. Basic science and evaluation. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 10(3), 168-176.