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Does having a physical knee examations a accurate diagnosis of a meniscal tear in the knee?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not fully

You need an MRI to confirm. Exam is good but not 100%.
Could be ligament strain, arthritis, cartilage flap, synovitis, contusion and others.

In brief: Not fully

You need an MRI to confirm. Exam is good but not 100%.
Could be ligament strain, arthritis, cartilage flap, synovitis, contusion and others.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Meniscus tear

Done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist, a positive mcmurray exam with correlating history of locking or painful buckling makes a meniscal tear diagnosis more likely.
Mri can confirm this.

In brief: Meniscus tear

Done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist, a positive mcmurray exam with correlating history of locking or painful buckling makes a meniscal tear diagnosis more likely.
Mri can confirm this.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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