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Is clicking at the joint line of the knee considered to be a mensicus tear? my joint clicking and get stuck all the time and is very painful.

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Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
I can be: This can be symptms of a meniscus tear, early arthritis or a loose body floating in the knee. The history of onset along with some weight bearing xrays can help. If they are normal, a MRI will likely show a meniscus tear. This does often require surgery.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: The symptoms you describe are most consistent with an injury to the meniscus cartilage in the knee. Recommend an MRI scan and an orthopaedic consult to help you.
Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Sorry but there is no such thing as a "meniscus cartilage". These two separate anatomical structures are very different things.
Dec 6, 2015

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