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If you tore your meniscus is it safe to walk on it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
It may get worse.: A small meniscus tear heals by itself. The tear can progress in size and can cause locking of the knee. It then needs surgical excision or reapair.
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes as tolerated but avoid high impact activities & twisting/pivoting. Best to get the meniscus fixed as soon as possible. It will not heal in its own.
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Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr commented
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Meniscal tears are not all the same-- at times, degenerative tears may become asymptomatic ; displaced tears need earlier management .
Apr 28, 2013
Last updated Aug 11, 2019

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