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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
No twist: Best to get it fixed. However, in the mean time, avoid twisting and pivoting activities as well as high impact. Stationary biking and elliptical would ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
No twist: Best to get it fixed. However, in the mean time, avoid twisting and pivoting activities as well as high impact. Stationary biking and elliptical would ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strengthen: The best exercises would be closed chain exercises ( those where your feet are always in contact with the surface of machine) for strengthening both t ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: After meniscal repair, you need to be nonweight bearing for 6 weeks, then gradually increase weight bearing as tolerated. You'll particfipate in a su ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Not much more...: 2 times would be the maximum in my practice unless there were some special circumstance. You need to consider surgery to address the meniscus tear.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears.
A male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Torn meniscus : The diffusion in their anatomy and function
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many reasons: Trauma or degeneration are the most common reasons. Might be associated with instability or inflammatory arthrititdes.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a doctor.: Treatment ranges from non-operative treatment to removal of the torn piece to repair. Variables influencing the proper treatment of a torn meniscus in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Torn meniscus: If it significantly torn in a large flap, parrot-beak, or bucket-handle type of tear, then a scope to trim or repair this may be best. For some degene ... Read More
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