A member asked:

Could i have a torn lateral meniscus and a fractured vertebrae (spondylylosis) at the same time?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mark Weston answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

One is a knee problem the other two are unrelated back conditions many seniors have spondylosis before the fall that causes the fracture and are one twisting knee injury away from a torn lateral meniscus some meniscal tears are degenerative and are present without injury no reason you can't have all three at once.

Answered Jan 26, 2013


Dr. Bernard Bach Jr answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

You can, but the two are unrelated.

Answered Jan 15, 2016



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