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How is a meniscus tear diagnosed?

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To diagnose a meniscus tear, your doctor will give you a thorough exam. He or she will want to hear details about how you got your injury. X-rays may be necessary, to rule out broken bones and other problems. You may also need an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, which allows a more detailed evaluation of knee cartilage.

From: Meniscus Tear Knee Injury WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: ''Meniscal Tears.'' 

Calmbach, W. , Sept. 1, 2003.  American Family Physician

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005.  Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: ''Meniscal Tears.'' 

Calmbach, W. , Sept. 1, 2003.  American Family Physician

Davis, M. , American College of Physicians Press, 2005.  Expert Guide to Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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