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Whats a residual meniscus tear?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: A meniscus is a structure that is made of cartilage and serves as a cushion between two bones. The knee has two: one medial and one lateral. Sometimes they can tear through degeneration or injury. The term residual means that there is “still” a tear; suggesting a persistent tear. This term can be used if someone has had prior surgery, or even if they have had a previous mri to compare to.

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