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A 41-year-old member asked:

How do i know if i have a meniscus tear, any ligament damage, or arthritis?

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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management 34 years experience
By clinical exam: The diagnosis generally can be made by a physician specializing in musculoskeletal medicine(physiatry, orthopedics) by simply an examination. Diagnostic tests can then be used to support the clinical diagnosis. Many people in your age group will have abnormal xray and MRI studies but the studies must be correlated with your clinical findings.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if it's a meniscus tear or any ligament damage or arthritis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
MRI: Beside the physical exam.
A 31-year-old member asked:

My kicking leg. Could it be a meniscus tear or any ligament damage or arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
All of the above.: Not enough info. Rephrase your question with more detail. When do you have pain? Location? Etc. What sporting activity or exercise are you doing? Do you have pain during the activity? Need to know!

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