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Can a orthopedic surgery see if the meniscus is displaced during surgery? i had plica removed then had mri and it showed displacement. please explain

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Dr. Nolan Segal answered

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Yes: A displaced meniscus tear should have been noted at the time of surgery. When the plica is removed the menisci are evaluated at the same time. If a displaced meniscus tear is seen on MRI it is either a new injury or it is not a true finding.

Answered 6/10/2014

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Let me explain: Did you have arthroscopy? With small incision? When we do that usually we inspect the meniscus if it is normal or abnormal.

Answered 4/20/2013

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Dr. David Trettin answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: If you had a knee arthroscopy and had a plica or shelf removed then your ors would routinely inspect and probe your meniscus for tears and or instability( meniscocapsular injury).

Answered 10/18/2013

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: Arthroscopic surgery allows for visualization and probing of the meniscus to see if torn and unstable.

Answered 3/2/2014

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