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A 44-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of a meniscus displacement? does it mean there is. a tear at the root? is there a picture somewhere? please help doctor

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Not necessarily: Meniscal displacement just means its not in its normal spot. There are several different patterns of meniscal tearing, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you have a meniscal root tear.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Patient has interment looking of the knee because of the displacement beside and swelling. The problem related to the attachment of the meniscus and the capsule of the joint.

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