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does a menicus tear cause your knee to buckle

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Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It : It is actually the other way around. A meniscal tear causes the baker's cyst. The collagen fibers of the meniscus are arranged in a parallel arrangeme ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Baker's cyst.: It's usually the other way around. A meniscal tear can cause a baker's cyst. Fluid produced by an angry knee, gets forced out to the back of the knee, ... Read More
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Bakers cyst usually secondary to meniscus tear or arthritis. If you fell (regardless of reason), then you can tear your meniscus.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yup: This certainly sounds like "overuse" syndrome. (Unless, of course you injured BOTH knees with the same incident. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, it is possible: 25% of lateral meniscus tears are missed on mri. It is the job of your treating orthopedic surgeon to correlate MRI findings with your symptoms. Som ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Probably ligaments: There is most likely laxity of ligaments in your knee and this can be corrected with prolotherapy without surgery. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aa ... Read More
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Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Some meniscal tears become asymptomatic without surgery. Generally, such tears occur in patients over the age of 30 and are not associated with trauma ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gay answered
13 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
No surgery: It depends on how large the meniscus tear is, but if your grandmother also has some arthritis in the knee then surgery just for the meniscus is not li ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
SURE CAN!: Wait, i can't unless i see the actual films.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Maybe: If you are happy with your current activity level/lifestyle and not buckling with everyday activities you may not need to have acl reconstruction. If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Blood clot?: Probably should go to ER to get checked with Doppler ultrasound for possible DVT
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Off weight: Use crutches to off weight the affected leg. Until you know correct diagnosis, don't risk additional injury.
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Dr. Ty Endean
Dr. Ty Endean answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscal root tear: The root is the attachment point of the meniscus on the tibia or shin bone. A meniscal root tear is something that should be treated surgically as it ... Read More
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