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What kind of comprehensive knee exam is performed for a displaced meniscus root?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Several

The meniscus is the fibrocartilage pad between the femur and tibia that absorbs shock.
A twisting injury can cause the meniscus to tear, there may or may not be swelling. A symptomatic tear can cause the knee to lock or buckle. The mcmurray maneuver is the classic test for meniscal tears but tenderness at the joint line can also help with the dx. A ligament exam should also take place.

In brief: Several

The meniscus is the fibrocartilage pad between the femur and tibia that absorbs shock.
A twisting injury can cause the meniscus to tear, there may or may not be swelling. A symptomatic tear can cause the knee to lock or buckle. The mcmurray maneuver is the classic test for meniscal tears but tenderness at the joint line can also help with the dx. A ligament exam should also take place.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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Dr. Pamela Merino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Clinical exam

A good clinical exam will tell your doctor the degree of suspicion.

In brief: Clinical exam

A good clinical exam will tell your doctor the degree of suspicion.
Dr. Pamela Merino
Dr. Pamela Merino
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