Originally Posted by Raul_SJ
But in a separate study in the same issue, Dr. Felson and his colleagues performed MRI scans on 991 people living in Framingham, Mass. They found that meniscal tears were common and often did not correspond to a patient’s pain. In fact, 61 percent of people who had meniscal tears in their knees reported that they had no pain, aching or stiffness during the previous month.
How is it possible for someone with knee osteoarthritis not to experience pain with a meniscal tear?
It seems that a meniscal tear would indicate that the knee osteoarthritis has advanced and there would be pain when engaging in physical activity.