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Can getting cartilage tears be a hereditary problem?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Possibly

Age, genetics, and activities can all contribute.

In brief: Possibly

Age, genetics, and activities can all contribute.
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

Cartilage tears occur from being active.
There is no hereditary component to it. If you come from a physically active family, your family is more likely to have activity-related injuries, like cartilage tears, . It's not because it runs in your family, it's because your family runs.

In brief: No

Cartilage tears occur from being active.
There is no hereditary component to it. If you come from a physically active family, your family is more likely to have activity-related injuries, like cartilage tears, . It's not because it runs in your family, it's because your family runs.
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