A 35-year-old member asked:
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can symptoms of meniscus tear be confused with knee arthritis?

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Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Imaging: Many physical symptoms of meniscal tears and arthritis are similar. The best way to know for sure is with an mri. While an x-ray can show narrowing of a joint space that would indicate arthritis, a MRI would be a sure way to rule out a meniscal tear.
Answered on Dec 25, 2018

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