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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A torn meniscus can increase in size and severity with time.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: May have arthritis. Check with an x-ray.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: The tear in the meniscus can extend if not repaired. Consult an orthopedic specialist.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on…: Location of tear & degree of tear & types of activities u r involved in. Actions that involve rapid change of direction on weight-bearing knee can exa ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Physical Therapy: After the surgery should have been referred for PT.if not ask to be referred from your ortho.They can do alot to help.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would definitely be seen. If you had surgery and it is now warm and hurts a lot, you would need to make sure you don’t have an infection among othe ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If pain is mild and walking causes no discomfort, standing is permissible. Try to take breaks often and elevate your leg if possible. Thanks for trust ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Meniscal repairs in an osteoarthritic knee provide little or no long term benefit. You will likely need crutches for a short period if you do have the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus tear: Obviously a meniscus tear is not a life-threatening condition, so one option is to observe. After 15 months of persistent pain/swelling, things are un ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Less likely: A meniscal tear is usually most painful with weight bearing. See an orthopedist and have the knee evaluated. Then you will have your answer., .
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Torn meniscus: With any meniscal tear ,avoiding activities which increase pressure on the knee ( and can possibly increase the amount of meniscal tearing) such as kn ... Read More
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