A 36-year-old member asked:
is it possible for a meniscus tear to be confused with knee arthritis or vice versa?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
Clinically yes.: On mri-no. But many people with arthritis have mild degenerative tears. An acute onset of pain following any number of sporting activities usually will suggest a mechanical acute tear. Both can be associated with fluid on the knee!
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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