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Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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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


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How do I know if I have a meniscus injury or just a strain?

How do I know if I have a meniscus injury or just a strain?

Meniscus vs strain: The tincture of time. A strain will usually resolve in a short period of time(a month or less). Most symptomatic meniscal tears will continually be painful and will intermittently swell. ...Read more

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How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

Too much pain: If you can run and do your thing, then you dont knee it fixed. If it hurts all the time and stops you from your activities or impairs your function then get it fixed. ...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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Home exercises gor meniscus injury?

Home exercises gor meniscus injury?

Mo: Meniscal damage is an internal injury & poses a mechanical problem. 2 b sure it meniscal c ur orthopedic surgeon & b evaluated. No exercise can help it. ...Read more

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What pain is due to meniscus injury?

What pain is due to meniscus injury?

Meniscus: You can have pain with walking, twisting, or squatting. In addition there may be swelling, locking, or popping of the knee. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from meniscus injury?

It depend: If the injury is tear of the meniscus and the tear was taken by arthoscopy it should take 3-4 weeks to heal.If the meniscus was repaired it take about 3-6 month.Good luck .Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meniscus injury?

What is the definition or description of: meniscus injury?

Cartilage injury: The menisci (plural of meniscus) are 2 crescent, wedge shaped pieces of cartilage that are situated between the thigh bone (femur), and the leg bone (tibia) at the knee. One can imagine what can happen to these menisci when these 2 bones "jam" and twist against each other. The menisci can tear at various shapes and places, or "shear off" the knee attachment (capsule). This is a meniscal injury. ...Read more

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