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Diagnosis of Meniscus injury

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Meniscus injury:

In addition to listening to the patient's description of the onset of pain and swelling, the doctor may perform a physical examination and take x rays of the knee. The examination may include a test in which the doctor bends the leg, then rotates the leg outward and inward while extending it. Pain or an audible click suggests a meniscal tear. An MRI may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis. Occasionally, the doctor may use arthroscopy to help diagnose and treat a meniscal tear. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS)

 

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