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Springfield, MA
A 39-year-old female asked:

So i went to the doctor he thinks i have a mencuis tear so i'm doing therapy the pt says i have no knee muscle mass what causes this to happen?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Disuse atrophy: If you have a painful condition in the leg, which can certainly occur with a tear in the meniscus, you can get atrophy in the muscles due to lack of use. Therapy, or addressing the underlying cause of the pain can both be helpful.

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