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Mcl sprain after dislocation of patella. recent lateral release , meniscus repair . how do they know no tear without mri? limp, popping noise , pain

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Dr. Ayo Adu answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

An MRI is an appropriate imaging study to detect a ligamentous or meniscal tear. A physical exam by a physician can help distinguish between different injuries, but symptoms such popping noises wouldn't necessarily signify a tear or not.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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