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Already had arthroscopic surgery. Can you tear your meniscus twice?

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Can you tear your meniscus twice? I've already had arthroscopic surgery about 6 years ago
Posted Mon, 5 Aug 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 1 hour later
Hello and thanks for the query,

While unusual, it is theoretically possible to tear a meniscus twice. I imagine you are asking because you are dealing with pain or swelling or limited mobility.

The only true way to assess for a tear would be to have a focused examination and an MRI to assess the knee. If your symptoms persist or worsen this would be a reasonable approach.

Thanks again for the query.

Let me know if I can be of any additional assistance.

Dr. Galamaga
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