A 43-year-old female 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?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadiedanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: Displacement of the meniscus means to me tear, it is unlikely to tear acl from twisting action while stand.
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Dr. Michael Patneyanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
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.
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Last updated Oct 10, 2020
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