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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Exercise no help: If there is a significant tear causing pain, then exercises will not cause the pain to disappear. You need arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear. Ov ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
May need surgery: If you underwent an attempt at non operative care for a meniscus and are still having symptoms, it suggests it probably did not heal. You may be a ca ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
If your healthy: ; have no comorbidities your age should not be a problem.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Best to ask surgeon: Your ability to progress to cardio exercise (stationary bike, elliptical, etc.) after knee arthroscopy depends upon what exactly was done in your knee ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not unheard, but...: Certainly has risks. If you elect to run w/ a torn acl you need to speak w/ your physician about your strength & getting the right kind of brace to pr ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Surgeons vary on their opinion about this, so you would probably want to check with your individual surgeon. The general idea is that the healing pro ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis(start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees; ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
ACL deficiency : Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side. Long term acl deficienc ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: Swimming can often be a fantastatic exercise for patients with knee injuries and patients suffering from arthritis. The water reduces the amount of pr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Surgery: The standard treatment is a knee arthroscopy to reconstruct the acl with tissue that is taken from you or from a cadaver. The meniscus is treated wit ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
BEST DIET- WEIGHT: Loss if obese or overweight, eliminating simple sugars since some evidence suggest it seems to fuel inflammation. Exercise wise, you need to consult ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Geter
32 years experience in Podiatry
Consider options: Must consider other options, that would include evaluation for repair, bracing, another opinion by another physician if already seeing a doctor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience in Sports Medicine
Cannot be sure: An MRI is an appropriate imaging study to detect a ligamentous or meniscal tear. A physical exam by a physician can help distinguish between differen ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Meniscus Tear: With that kind of specific knowledge your must have had an MRI of your knees. Without a knowledge of your symptoms and exam of your knees it is impos ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Avoid: Exercise is important, but low-impact exercise is key for individuals with hip and knee arthritis. You should try a stationary bike or swimming for e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is g ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 i ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
26 years experience in Pain Management
Not necessary.......: It will depend upon your lifestyle and how active are you. If not highly active, try conservative treatment like pain management with medication, ster ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Most likely: most likely yes but it could be a simple surgery done by a scope to repair the tear of course go and see a bone doctor or knee specialist can help yo ... Read More
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