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can you suggest the best position in order to achieve most comfort while sleeping with torn meniscus

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: The knee may feel better if it is slightly flexed, but there is no one position that would be ideal for everyone because not all tears occur in the sa ... Read More
Dr. John Richards
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: A torn meniscus hurts with twisting motions.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: There are 2 menisci in the knee, medial and lateral. Tears can be anterior (in the front) or posteriorly (in the back). The most common tear is media ... Read More
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Dr. Roger Palutsis
36 years experience Sports Medicine
Pillow support: Usually the best position is to have the affected knee supported on a pillow with the knee slightly flexed. Unfortunately, I have many patients that ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Any position: The discomfort from a torn meniscus is aggravated by weight-bearing, so sleeping with your feet up and knees slightly bent should decrease your pain.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Girish Kalva
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery?: U need to see an Ortho MD for second opinion
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery?: The majority of meniscus tears in younger people are treated surgically. If the meniscus is torn in the correct spot, it can be repaired, unfortunatel ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Ransom
33 years experience Podiatry
Menicus: depending on the damage rest...depending on when it happened physical therapy
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
21 years experience Family Medicine
Need arthroscopy: Usually arthroscopy can fully determine and often treat a torn meniscus. Mri might be interpreted incorrectly and often a surgeon will either find the ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lower impact: Low impact exercises that emphasize repetition and endurance would be best. Good examples include walking, exercise bicycles, ellipticals, stair mast ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Waterman
15 years experience Sports Medicine
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 experien ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Torn meniscus : The diffusion in their anatomy and function
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