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A 44-year-old female asked:

do you have to have a root tear to have a displaced medial meniscus?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See below:: Displaced tear of the mm results from: i): a bucket handle tear when the middle part of the meniscus gets torn (splits), while the 2 ends remain intact, thus causing a locked knee. The root don't have to be torn.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
No.: It can be a bucket handle tear, that can displace and give you a locked knee.

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What are some of the treatments for medial meniscus tears?

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A 43-year-old female asked:

What is a medial meniscus displacement? What can be done to fix the displacement?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Out of place: My guess: displacement means it is pushed/displaced from its original location from some type of injury/trauma i.E a tear. If it is slight and not causing pain, you may not nee to do anything. If it is causing some discomort, motrin/aleve and physical therapy/knee rehab may help. If still persistent, you may need to see an ortho for a possible surgical correction .. Consult your doc... Good luck.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

What does the medial meniscus displacement look like? I have been trying to find it on the internet without success.

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Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Displacement: The meniscus is a pad between the bones in the knee that keeps the bones from touching, essentially. Yours means that it has moved from its normal position and is probably causing you a lot of pai . You could not tell by looking at it from the outside and sometimes an orthopedic surgeon has to fix this surgically.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

The medial meniscus is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Knee locking: There is most likely pain also. This is a surface that allows the knee to move smoothly. It is usually associated with a tear from a trauma.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

Where is the medial meniscus root? Is there a picture somewhere on the internet? Thank you for being so helpful

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Follow this link..: This is as good as it gets for seeing the anatomy of the menisci and types of tears commonly occuring: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/torn_meniscus i assume you have some type of meniscal injury? Good luck..

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