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Does swimming exacerbate meniscus tear pain in the knee?

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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Not usually: Swimming can often be a fantastatic exercise for patients with knee injuries and patients suffering from arthritis. The water reduces the amount of pressure placed across the joint with activity. Aqua therapy is often a useful adjunct to a successful injury recovery program.

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What can be done about a tear in your meniscus in the knee?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Surgery: Surgery is indicated, and depending on the location of the tear and the quality of the tissue, a repair or a meniscectomy (removal of the torn portion) is indicated.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the ways you can tear your meniscus in the knee?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Twisting: The most common mechanisms of tearing the meniscus include deep squatting, or planting the foot and twisting the leg. The meniscus may also tear in association with a more significant injury to the knee, like a tear of the acl.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to tear your meniscus in the knee?

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Dr. Brian Sabb
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Knee meniscal tears are common. The meniscus can tear from a single traumatic event or the tear can be the result of a degenerative process. Meniscal tears can be detected with a thorough physical exam by a sports or ortho expert and confirmed by mri.

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