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Ortho question what causes swelling in the knee? Hurts to twist it from right to left is this a meniscus tear? What is a meniscus cyst? Please explain

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Dr. Michael Cushing
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Meniscal tears

Pain and swelling are very common symptoms of a meniscal tear. If it has been going on for more than a month i would see an orthopedic surgeon to get x-rays and probably an mri.
Meniscal tears typically don't heal and require arthroscopic surgery to fix them.

In brief: Meniscal tears

Pain and swelling are very common symptoms of a meniscal tear. If it has been going on for more than a month i would see an orthopedic surgeon to get x-rays and probably an mri.
Meniscal tears typically don't heal and require arthroscopic surgery to fix them.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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Swelling is the result on inflammation usually secondary to arthritis and less frequently to a tear. A meniscal cyst is just what the term describes.

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Swelling is the result on inflammation usually secondary to arthritis and less frequently to a tear. A meniscal cyst is just what the term describes.
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