Is a displacement meniscus root a tear in the knee?

Root tear. Yes a tear of the meniscus root is a tear. This is often repaired to preserve the function of the meniscus. You can search for meniscus root tear and find several images online as well as the repair.

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Is a displacement of the medial meniscus root a tear? What kind of damage is being done every time the knee clunks?

Something slipping. In the knee there is both a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus. The meniscus is cartilage and it can tear and it can slip. Slipping can be felt as you suggest but other things can cause a clunk like the patella - the kneecap. Imaging studies can actually show slippage. Does your knee lock. Locking is a common complaint of meniscus tears. To tell if you have damage you need evaluation. Read more...
Usually does. Displacements of meniscii usually happen after a tear of its attachments or injury to its substance. In either case it can be symptomatic and needs to investigated as the treatment depends on the findings. Read more...

What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement tear of the root? Is surgery the only options? I have slipping and instability of the knee.

Symptoms can vary. Your symptoms can range from nothing to mechanical with or without pain. Mechanical symptoms can present as having a sense of catching or locking as if something is getting stuck. Some can get a sense of instability. Depending on your symptoms and age a variety of interventions can be tried ranging from nonoperative to operative. Based on your symptoms surgery would be recommended. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?

Knee Pain&Swelling. Both anterior and posterior meniscal roots are the sites where the knee meniscus attaches to the tibial plateau (tibial bone). A tear tend to cause knee pain and swelling of the knee, especially in acute injuries. Displaced tears can cause mechanical symptoms such as clicking or joint locking during motion of the knee joint. Sometimes, there is an associated sensation of the knee giving away. Read more...
Giving way. Meniscal tears usually cause mechanical instability. The primary symptom is buckling or giving out. A displaced meniscus can cause the knee to lock. The meniscal root is where it attaches either in the front or back of the knee. Depending on your age it can be repaired or removed but is almost always a surgical treatment. See a good orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

What could be wrong with my knee when the MRI says that I have a displaced meniscus root? No arthrtis shown please help displacement must mean tear?

Tear of meniscus. This is a type of tear of the medial meniscus it happens to be at the back of the meniscus where it attaches to the tibia reattachment is possible but difficult sometimes it is best to resect the torn portion of the meniscus. Read more...
Yes. Displaced meniscal root = tear of the meniscal root coronary ligaments which results in abnormal mobility of the meniscus, which can predispose to knee "locking" when the mobile root "flips" into the wrong place. Read more...

Displacement meniscus root considered a tear? I have that in my knee? Does a MRI show a displacement?

Not necessarily ! Older patients, or patients with DJD of their knee can strectch their meniscus giving the same appearance on mri! Read more...
Where does it hurt. A torn meniscus usually causes catching, locking or buckling sensation to the knee. It usually occurs after a twisting injury. Many people have some significant swelling. An MRI is the best test to diagnose this. Read more...

What does a displacement of the meniscus root mean? Is a ACL sprain considered a tear? Unable to straighten knee could it be patella femoral pain?

Knee issues. Root of the meniscus is the part which attaches to the bone, if it is displaced then it is probably torn,.Yes Acl sprain indicates a partial tear of some of the millions of fibers can that make up the entire Acl ligament. Inability to straighten ones knee completely has many reasons. If you have a recent onset of that u need to be evaluated. Read more...