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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
Wed, 10 Aug 2022
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Hello,

It is possible to tore your meniscus without damaging your ligaments including your ACL. However. A torn meniscus does not make your knee "Pop out". This strongly suggests a torn ligament. Which ligament, is hard to tell without proper physical examination, or MRI.

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

Regards,
Dr. Kasper Kristensen, General & Family Physician
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Is Meniscus Injury Of Knee Possible Without Sustaining ACL Tear?

Hello, It is possible to tore your meniscus without damaging your ligaments including your ACL. However. A torn meniscus does not make your knee Pop out . This strongly suggests a torn ligament. Which ligament, is hard to tell without proper physical examination, or MRI. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Kasper Kristensen, General & Family Physician