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How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: MRI

If you mean by exam. Torn muscles will have a gap in them and can be felt, torn cartilage you could feel but you cannot see.
The best method to do MRI on the knee to find out.

In brief: MRI

If you mean by exam. Torn muscles will have a gap in them and can be felt, torn cartilage you could feel but you cannot see.
The best method to do MRI on the knee to find out.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
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In brief: Swelling

Persistent swelling, pain, and decreased range of motion following the initial trauma may indicate a tear. If symptoms are longer than 2 weeks, it needs further evaluation including imaging studies.

In brief: Swelling

Persistent swelling, pain, and decreased range of motion following the initial trauma may indicate a tear. If symptoms are longer than 2 weeks, it needs further evaluation including imaging studies.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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