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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are some of the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Pain: A torn meniscus can cause pain, locking, catching and swelling in the knee. The symptoms are often intermittent and related to position of the knee.
Dr. Victor Khabie
31 years experience
Pain, locking: Locking, catching, swelling and knee pain are all symptoms.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Joint line pain.: Pain along the joint line of the knee, and pain in that area with twisting , or pivoting maneuvers.
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Knee pain: Pain especially after sitting, stifffness, locking, popping and swelling.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur with acute injury and some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Which symptoms are you supposed to have with a torn meniscus?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 42 years experience
Pain swellingand loc: Meniscus treats usually happen with s twisting injury. They do not cause instability. Most common symptoms are joint line pain, recurrent swelling, and locking. You feel something shift then you cannot completely straighten the knee. The symptoms are worse worth activity. It hurts the most on the medial side of the knee just below the muscle at the joint line.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of a torn meniscus cartrilege?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Pain : Locking knee swelling and pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of a torn meniscus?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Locking and catching: The most common sign of a torn meniscus is the locking and catching of the knee joint when one flexes and extends the knee. Also, there may be an effusion, joint line tenderness, and the inability to fully extend one's knee.

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