A 44-year-old female asked:
orthopedic question: what are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? what does medial tibofemoral joint line tenderness mean? where is the peripatellar?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Bradley Butkovich answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Joint line pain or: The hinge where your femur meets your tibia will be tender and can click or catch typically on the inside. Clicking and catching are two positive tests for a meniscus tear. The patfem joint is the joint around your kneecap. If you have swelling in your knee, joint line pain and a history of an injury the likelihood of a meniscus tear is more significant.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. James Bicos answered
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Locking catching: Typically you get locking and catching with pain at the joint line of the knee. Medial tibiofemoral joint line tenderness means pain right where the meniscus is. At the joint line. Peripatellar is around the knee cap.
Answered on Jan 1, 2017
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Usually pain is present. Swelling. Possibly locking/catching. Medial tibofemoral joint line tenderness: pain along the joint. This is the location of the meniscus. Peripatellar: around the knee cap.
Answered on Mar 2, 2014
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