A member asked:

Does a displacement of the meniscus root mean that it is torn? can the anterior cruciate ligament tear from twisting your knee while standing?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: Displacement of the meniscus means to me tear, it is unlikely to tear acl from twisting action while stand.

Answered 10/10/2020


Dr. Michael Patney answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Usually and yes: The meniscal root is where the meniscus attaches at the center of the knee so displacement usually means a tear. The acl is subject to tearing while standing and twisting the knee. That mechanism results in the "terrible triad" of meniscus tear, mcl tear and acl tear. Have it evaluated by an orthopedist.

Answered 3/27/2013



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