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Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Suggest eval
Its hard to tell what's causing the pain.
With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology. If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable.

In brief: Suggest eval
Its hard to tell what's causing the pain.
With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology. If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Tear / cyst possible
A meniscal tear or a juxtaposed meniscal cyst (stems from the tear) can cause popping and posterior knee discomfort.
Besides a thorough history and exam findings noting discrete localized tenderness to palpation (and popping with motion), an MRI is the best wy to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Tear / cyst possible
A meniscal tear or a juxtaposed meniscal cyst (stems from the tear) can cause popping and posterior knee discomfort.
Besides a thorough history and exam findings noting discrete localized tenderness to palpation (and popping with motion), an MRI is the best wy to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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