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

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Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
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.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
No.: Usually a displaced meniscus refers to a tear in the body of the meniscus that has moved out of its normal position. a root tear is a detachment of the posterior root of the meniscus

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