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What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? does that mean that the meniscus it torn ? what do it look like? please help

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Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Possible tear: Mri is 95% sensitive in detecting injuries to the meniscus. Displacement on the MRI and symptoms/physical exam consistent with a meniscus tear should be assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon experienced in sports medicine and/or arthroscopy. Surgery can be performed to repair the root, but is difficult, less successful in knees over age 30 and not as straightforward as a "routine" scope.

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Last updated Mar 24, 2015

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