The meniscus serves important load-bearing functions and protects the underlying articular cartilage. Unfortunately, meniscus tears are common and impair the ability of the meniscus to distribute loads, increasing the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Therefore, surgical repair of the meniscus is a frequently performed procedure; however, repair does not always prevent osteoarthritis. This is hypothesized to be due to altered joint loading post-injury and repair, where the functional deficit of the meniscus prevents it from performing its role of distributing forces. The objective of this study was to quantify joint kinematics in an intact joint, after a meniscus root tear, and after suture repair in cadaveric porcine knees, a frequently used in vivo model. We utilized an magnetic resonance images-compatible loading device and novel use of a T1 vibe sequence to measure meniscus and femur displacements under physiological axial loads. We found that anterior root tear led to large meniscus displacements under physiological axial loading and that suture anchor repair reduced these displacements but did not fully restore intact joint kinematics. After tear and repair, the anterior region of the meniscus moved posteriorly and medially as it was forced out of the joint space under loading, while the posterior region had small displacements as the posterior attachment acted as a hinge about which the meniscus pivoted in the axial plane. Methods from this study can be applied to assess altered joint kinematics following human knee injuries and evaluate repair strategies aimed to restore joint kinematics.