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A 43-year-old female asked:

my mri says that i have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. does that mean i have a tear? where is the meniscal root anyway?

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Dr. Jonathan Cluett
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Meniscal root: The meniscal root is where the meniscus attaches to the top of the shin bone. Most often, when an MRI shows an abnormally positioned meniscal root, the implication is that there's a tear. However, it is possible the abnormal position could be an anatomic variant, meaning it's just the way you're put together. This is where putting together your examination with the MRI helps lead to a diagnosis.

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