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Title: How did I tear my meniscus?
Post by: thetruthh34 on August 20, 2011, 02:39:24 AM
Hi,

In about december of 2010... I was going down the stairs carrying a box. Near the end of the stairs I missed a step and I fell right down. I ended up sitting on the step. I remember my left leg was slighting bend towards the right not not completely since their was a box between my legs.

I did not twist my knee. but I did feel pain on the side of my knee right after. I was walking normally and even walked back up the stairs fine. The pain was actually not bad I didnt think anything of it. Even the next couple of days there was no pain. I did not notice some pain till Feb 25 of 2011 when I felt a pinch in my knee going up the stairs.

Im just wondering how I could have torn my meniscus doing this?

Its a flap tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus
Title: Re: How did I tear my meniscus?
Post by: LadyLeprechaun on August 20, 2011, 05:25:54 PM
The meniscus can be torn in various ways. An injury to it affects different people in different ways. Sometimes it needs no treatment, others it needs surgical repairs. The pain can be acute and severe, spontaneous and moderate, mild and temporary, or like yourself, dormant just to pop up out of nowhere. Did you 'turn' on the knee the wrong way to make the pain resurface? Talk to your OS about the degree of injury and treatments. I hope you feel better soon!The meniscus can be torn in various ways. An injury to it affects different people in different ways. Sometimes it needs no treatment, others it needs surgical repairs. The pain can be acute and severe, spontaneous and moderate, mild and temporary, or like yourself, dormant just to pop up out of nowhere. Did you 'turn' on the knee the wrong way to make the pain resurface? Talk to your OS about the degree of injury and treatments. I hope you feel better soon!