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A 44-year-old female asked:

how does a meniscus get displaced in the first place? i have been trying to find out if a displaced meniscus root is a tear at the attachment ?

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Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Root tear: Meniscus root tear is a tear at the back attachment. It renders the entire meniscus nonfunctional and should be repaired in those without much arthritis.
Dr. Craig Goodhart
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 32 years experience
Root Tear=Displaceme: A tear of the meniscal root leads to displacement of the meniscus. 2 of the main attachments of the meniscus are at the root both in the front and back up.

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