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How could you tell if you torn your meniscus?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Many people with torn menisci have no symptoms at all.
.. Most do not experience much discomfort with walking... A few do. The most painful activities typically associate with a meniscus tear include kneeling, squatting, pivoting and twisting. Some may also experience giving way or locking if the piece is torn piece is large enough.

In brief: Depends...

Many people with torn menisci have no symptoms at all.
.. Most do not experience much discomfort with walking... A few do. The most painful activities typically associate with a meniscus tear include kneeling, squatting, pivoting and twisting. Some may also experience giving way or locking if the piece is torn piece is large enough.
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Examination and MRI

Some experienced Doctors can reliably diagnose a meniscal tear from physical examination, and at times the history of how the injury was obtained is very suggestive.
In today's medical environment, most Doctors wish to confirm their diagnosis with MRI to see if surgery is indicated. Some insurances will not pay for surgery unless there is an abnormal MRI.

In brief: Examination and MRI

Some experienced Doctors can reliably diagnose a meniscal tear from physical examination, and at times the history of how the injury was obtained is very suggestive.
In today's medical environment, most Doctors wish to confirm their diagnosis with MRI to see if surgery is indicated. Some insurances will not pay for surgery unless there is an abnormal MRI.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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2 comments
Dr. Peter Ihle
Studies show an average orthopedic surgeon can beat a MRI by 1-2%. Many times insurance companies will require 1 B done B 4 surgery, but it is a waste of money.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
True and True. Dr Ihle is correct.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mri

Diagnoatic arthroacopu knee arthrogram completes list last two of historical interest MRI jas replaced other tests.

In brief: Mri

Diagnoatic arthroacopu knee arthrogram completes list last two of historical interest MRI jas replaced other tests.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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