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If you tore your meniscus is it safe to walk on it?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It may get worse.

A small meniscus tear heals by itself.
The tear can progress in size and can cause locking of the knee. It then needs surgical excision or reapair.

In brief: It may get worse.

A small meniscus tear heals by itself.
The tear can progress in size and can cause locking of the knee. It then needs surgical excision or reapair.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes as tolerated but avoid high impact activities & twisting/pivoting.
Best to get the meniscus fixed as soon as possible. It will not heal in its own.

In brief: Yes

Yes as tolerated but avoid high impact activities & twisting/pivoting.
Best to get the meniscus fixed as soon as possible. It will not heal in its own.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Jack Farr
Meniscal tears are not all the same-- at times, degenerative tears may become asymptomatic ; displaced tears need earlier management .
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