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Could you walk normally after a meniscus tear?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Sometimes.

You could have a meniscus and still walk normally.
It depends on the type of tear and the location.

In brief: Sometimes.

You could have a meniscus and still walk normally.
It depends on the type of tear and the location.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not all tears hurt

Most meniscal tears are symptomatic/bothersome, but many are not.
This determination is largely dependent upon the location and type of tear. Small frayed tears are likely less symptomatic than larger vertical tears or horizontal tears of the meniscus. If the tear is repeatedly snagged or caught by the normal motions of the knee, symptomatic tears will likely require treatment, usually arthroscopy.

In brief: Not all tears hurt

Most meniscal tears are symptomatic/bothersome, but many are not.
This determination is largely dependent upon the location and type of tear. Small frayed tears are likely less symptomatic than larger vertical tears or horizontal tears of the meniscus. If the tear is repeatedly snagged or caught by the normal motions of the knee, symptomatic tears will likely require treatment, usually arthroscopy.
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