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Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Absolutely

Yes, a meniscus tear can definitely cause you to have difficulty straightening your leg or bearing weight on it.
Particularly what is known as a bucket handle tear in which a part of the tear displaces out further into the joint. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated.

In brief: Absolutely

Yes, a meniscus tear can definitely cause you to have difficulty straightening your leg or bearing weight on it.
Particularly what is known as a bucket handle tear in which a part of the tear displaces out further into the joint. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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