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A 47-year-old female asked:

I had arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a lateral meniscus tear. but i was doing a squat and felt popping right there could i have torn my meniscus?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible that you tore your meniscus again, particularly if it was not yet fully healed. There are other possibilities as well. I would certainly let your surgeon know.
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
How does it feel?: Go by your symptoms. How does it feel? Unless it's swollen, you have an effusion, mechanical symptoms like locking or catching and it's affecting your gait then just see how it evolves.

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Last updated May 5, 2019

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