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What kind of knee brace should I wear for a torn meniscus?

What kind of knee brace should I wear for a torn meniscus?

meniscus: Braces are generally not recommended for treatment of a meniscus tear. Tears usually worsen due to rotational forces, which braces do a poor job of supporting. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Farr
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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A common knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, gets torn or stretched.. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your ...Read more


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Could a knee brace help relieve the pain from a torn meniscus?

Could a knee brace help relieve the pain from a torn meniscus?

Have it evaluated.: Different knee conditions may need different types of treatment. Have your knee evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment for your condition. ...Read more

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How would wearing a knee-brace help with a pinched meniscus?

How would wearing a knee-brace help with a pinched meniscus?

Help negate reinjury: A pinched or torn meniscus can cause pain. The torn meniscus can get caught with motion across the joint as the loaded knee flexes and extends. This could cause further damage to the meniscus. The goal of the brace is to limit the risk of further injury or damage to the already injured meniscus. ...Read more

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Have a possible torn meniscus, does a knee brace help til surgery?

Have a possible torn meniscus, does a knee brace help til surgery?

Some: A serious knee brace helps people with an unstable knee prevent further knee damage until surgery is done. For just the meniscus tear, some people are more comfortable in a brace, but it's not "helping" the problem. That being said, it's not hurting either. Some of my patients like them, but i would not recommend paying a lot unless your knee has torn ligaments, . ...Read more

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If I have medial meniscus surgery will I have a knee brace after surgery?

If I have medial meniscus surgery will I have a knee brace after surgery?

Possibly or ace : Wrap. Discuss with your ortho. About what to expect after surgery. Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=103662. ...Read more

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What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

Hinged brace + PT: The best braces to decrease the chances of having instability episodes are hinged knee braces. Even with these braces, however, you may still experience instability. Your best bet to decrease these episodes is to begin a focused exercise protocol to strengthen your quadriceps, hamstrings, and hip abductor & adductor muscles. I often prescribe physical therapy for these injuries. ...Read more

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Is a sports knee brace recommended after meniscus surgery?

Is a sports knee brace recommended after meniscus surgery?

Not usually: Bracing after meniscus resection is not used. Bracing after meniscus repair is usually used for 4-6 weeks post operatively to limit flexion to 90 degrees while meniscus heals. After meniscus heals (about 6months), a functional brace for sports is not used. ...Read more

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Not sure if u have a lateral ligament or meniscus test, should I be wearing a stabalizing knee brace till mri?

Not sure if u have a lateral ligament or meniscus test, should I be wearing a stabalizing knee brace till mri?

Yes, or crutches.: It's always best to "treat for the worst" until a diagnosis is established, unless there are risk to therapy. If you are having acute pain, being non-weight bearing or braced could prevent further injury. ...Read more

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What kind of knee brace should I use i till I have MRI for what my dr thinks is a torn lateral ligament or meniscus please?

What kind of knee brace should I use i till I have MRI for what my dr thinks is a torn lateral ligament or meniscus please?

Knee immobilizer: This would be the least expensive and get the job done till you get the MRI and your dr diagnoses you. It will rest the knee for you. ...Read more

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What can plaster casts be used for? Could they be used for stopping knee meniscus tears instead of a knee brace? If the knee brace is an immobiliser.

What can plaster casts be used for? Could they be used for stopping knee meniscus tears instead of a knee brace? If the knee brace is an immobiliser.

Plaster casts: Plaster casts are solid and don't allow movement of tour knee which can make it stiff. A knee immobilized allows for some movement. Rest and time and an ortho referral should help you out. All the best. ...Read more

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Can i play football with a torn meniscus using a knee brace?

Can i play football with a torn meniscus using a knee brace?

No: I would strongly suggest that the tear be repaired and your post-op healing and rehab be complete before returning to the gridiron. ...Read more

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Have Medial Meniscus tear w/ cyst wearing hinged knee brace but calf is very painful What should I do?

How helpful is brace: If the brace is the source of the calf pain, but helps the knee, then an adjustment to the brace (size, fit, etc.) could be considered. Alternatively, a new brace could be utilized. Personally, I don't routinely use braces for meniscal tears unless there is a ligament tear as well or associated arthritis with a misaligned knee. Seek additional help if the brace is not the cause of the calf pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears. ...Read more

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Knee pain and goes backwards when I walk. Had meniscus tears since 3 years ago and had pain since. Have a knee brace and crutches already, should I use them or Should I go to hospital? Is it anything to worry about. Swelling and pain.

Knee pain and goes backwards when I walk. Had meniscus tears since 3 years ago and had pain since. Have a knee brace and crutches already, should I use them or Should I go to hospital? Is it anything to worry about. Swelling and pain.

Meniscus tears: This doesn't sound like an emergency that would require you to go to the hospital. It would be reasonable to use the knee brace and/or crutches to stabilize the knee for now, and make an appointment to see your orthopedist. With your prior history of knee surgery, you may have meniscus tears again. It also sounds like your knee is hyperextending, suggesting ligamentous laxity. ...Read more

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I had a meniscus repair one yr ago wear a knee brace for instability had physical therapy 3 times constant pain what about knee replacement?

I had a meniscus repair one yr ago wear a knee brace for instability had physical therapy 3 times constant pain what about knee replacement?

Unlikely: Knee replacement is done to treat arthritis of the knee. If you are 33 years old, it is unlikely that you have severe arthritis in your knee unless you had a major trauma in the past or have had multiple surgeries. Knee arthritis is easily diagnosed with a plain x-ray. This is where you should begin to see if you have evidence of arthritis. ...Read more

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Knee hurts, it clicks and pops, could it be a meniscus injury?

Knee hurts, it clicks and pops, could it be a meniscus injury?

Maybe: With what you describe it could be. Did you have an injury to your knee or did it start doing this on its own? Not all that clicks and pops in a knee is a meniscal injury. Other things can cause this sensation as well. Some bad, some not. Best to see Sports Med doc or Orthopedic doc for evaluation. Dr R ...Read more

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What should I do with my knee while awaiting surgery for a meniscus injury?

What should I do with my knee while awaiting surgery for a meniscus injury?

Quard exercise: Try to exercise your muscles around the knee to keep in shape that make recovery go faster. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more