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A 44-year-old female asked:

is a displaced meniscus root the same as a displaced meniscus tear? please help

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: The meniscal root is in the back of the knee where the meniscus attaches to the tibia.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Similar.: A displaced tear can occur in different areas of the mieniscus. If you have a displaced meniscal tear, you will most likely require arthroscopic surgery

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A 44-year-old female asked:

Is a displaced meniscus tear the same as a displaced meniscus root? Please help explain

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Dr. Jason Rudolph
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No: The meniscus root refers to where the meniscus is torn. A displaced tear means the meniscus is torn, and has shifted from its normal position.

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