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Is Meniscus injury of knee possible without sustaining ACL tear?

i am 29 years old i injured my knee while playing basketball got hit on the inside of left knee and hearing a loud pop even ones near me heard it. went to a ortho who had mri done he told me i tore my lateral meniscus but doesnt think the acl but i can pop my knee out on my own. what is the odds of injuring meniscus but not acl
Tue, 31 Aug 2021
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Hello,

A meniscus tear can happen without an ACL tear. There can be a partial tear or abrasions causing the pain and discomfort.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Is Meniscus injury of knee possible without sustaining ACL tear?

Hello, A meniscus tear can happen without an ACL tear. There can be a partial tear or abrasions causing the pain and discomfort. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopedic Surgeon