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Does a displacement of the meniscal root just go away? i had a new mri but it didn't show that. it showed a medial extrusion what does that mean?

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 12 years experience
Same thing: Extrusion is basically the same thing as displacement - meniscus is considered extruded when it extends beyond the tibial margin. With meniscus extrusion, the meniscus is unable to resist circumferential stresses and cannot protect the adjacent articular cartilage from extra axial load. Over time, this can lead to symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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