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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can i tell if my meniscus is torn?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. It is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How could you tell if you torn your meniscus?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends...: Many people with torn menisci have no symptoms at all... Most do not experience much discomfort with walking... A few do. The most painful activities typically associate with a meniscus tear include kneeling, squatting, pivoting and twisting. Some may also experience giving way or locking if the piece is torn piece is large enough.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have torn my meniscus and acl?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Injury.: If you had a twisting/pivoting injury that has resulted in knee swelling and a sense of pain and instability, then you may have torn your ACL and meniscus. See an orthopedic knee surgeon ASAP to get evaluated.

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