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What Does It Mean When Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Difficulty: One can have pain with walking and especially going up and down steps. There may be decrease in range of motion, swelling, effusion. There may also be locking of knee and giving out of knee. ...Read more
Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprains represent ligaments that are intact, but not functioning normally either by causing pain with use (grade 1), or pain and mild looseness or laxity (grade 2). Grade 3 sprains are complete ...Read more
Giving way: Classically people describe a buckling, twisting, or giving way episode in the knee, with a popping feeling. Sometimes the pop is audible. Commonly there is swelling, limited ability to walk, and then associated stiffness+pain; as swelling goes down, pain will go away, but instability (wobbly/buckling) feeling with quick changes of direction persists; some people have minimal pain/swelling. ...Read more
What does it mean when MRI report of knee says, "Posterior cruciate ligament is thickened and low-signal"?
Torn=ripped a part: Acl=anterior-cruciate-ligament. This is a tough ligament connecting the upper back of knee to lower front of knee (see pic). A torn acl means a tear--which could be partial or complete. Complete-tear = totally ripped a part as shown here. It is an important ligament in knee, especially for active folks, like athletes. If you are very active, consider have it repaired. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a displacement of the meniscus root mean that it is torn? Can the anterior cruciate ligament tear from twisting your knee while standing?
Knee instability: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) is one of four major ligaments in the knee to help maintain knee stability (the others include the posterior cruciate ligament - pcl, lateral collateral ligament - lcl, and the medial collateral ligament - mcl). The ACL is the most significant of the four and helps prevent the lower leg from sliding forward from the upper leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl
Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more
It could hurt: The meniscus like moon shape have two attachment one in the back and one in the front. When the meniscus loose one of these attachment we call displacement, this usually happen by itself or with injury to other structures of the knee from inside. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: It means you have sustained a severe injury that will require at least immobilization if not surgery to repair. ...Read more
What does fibrillation of the articular cruiate ligament mean? Twisting of my knee hurts a lot doesn that mean a tear?
Let us to explian: The first changes of the anterior cruciate ligament occurred in the superficial fibrillation were the tissue of the ligament loose it is elasticity and become weaker to stand the stress imposed on it by body weight and movement. About twisting your knee and the pain most likely you arthitis in the knee in it early phase. Good luck. ...Read more
What does "insertional partial-thickness tear of posterior tibialis tendon" mean? Can this heal or does it need surgery?
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What does it mean when a MRI says hyper intense signal of the ACL mean? What does Anterior fusion of the ACL mean? Please help
Exam most important: Based on a thorough history of knee complaints, limitations, and history of injury, combined with thorough examination findings by a physician trained in musculoskeletal injury of the knee along with basic knee xrays, a diagnosis can be determined. The nonspecific MRI findings mentioned would be one other piece of information to determine any need for concern or plan of treatment. ...Read more
Not too bad : Acl surgery is for the most part done arthroscopically using minimally invasive techniques. There can be pain because bone tunnels need to created. Pain is usually controlled by using a femoral nerve block and narcotic pain meds. Most patients report manageable pain levels. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?
Giving way: Meniscal tears usually cause mechanical instability. The primary symptom is buckling or giving out. A displaced meniscus can cause the knee to lock. The meniscal root is where it attaches either in the front or back of the knee. Depending on your age it can be repaired or removed but is almost always a surgical treatment. See a good orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, weakness: If you have a tear, you may lose some motion and strength. Also you may have some pain especially with overhead activities and external rotation of the shoulder. Obviously, if it is your nondominant arm a mild decrease in motion or strength will probably not prevent you from performing routine activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a slight superior meniscus root displacement mean? Does it mean a tear at the meniscus? Treament options if any?
Depends: Are you looking at MRI report? Superior means top and root is at the back attachment of the meniscus. The meniscus does have mobility and can move in relation to the position of the knee. If the meniscus is displaced from the capsule then yes, it could be a tear. Swelling, localized joint pain, locking or giving way are signs of possible meniscal problems. Treatment depends on how it effects you. ...Read more
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