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What is the best OTC pain reliever for a meniscus tear in the knee

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Naprosyn (naproxen) or Advil: If not contraindicated because of bleeding or peptic ulcer or severe hypertension or severe renal insufficiency then naprosyn 375 or 500 mg twice a da ... Read More
Dr. David Rojer
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Naproxen. : Can get as otc aleve (naproxen). Not necessarily the best just the first NSAID i would try.
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Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anti inflammatories: Anti inflammatories or nsaids are usually the best to treat pain from menus all tears. The two types available over the counter are Ibuprofen or napr ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
27 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Except in very young patients with open growth plates (children and adolescents), meniscus injuries rarely heal without intervention. Meniscus tissue ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: A verysmall minority have healing potential they dont all need a scope but they wont Healon their own, locking knee swelling lean toward need for scop ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Once torn, a meniscus does not generally heal on its own. It may however become asymptomatic.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NO: Microfracture is done when the end of the bone cartilage surface has an area that is worn off. You then use a small "pick" to puncture the bone in th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Turning, twisting...: turning, twisting , squatting maneuvers are common mechanisms of injury for meniscus tears.As we age the meniscus can become more ' brittle' as it los ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory medication so it will decrease or mask the effects of inflammation such as pain or swelling, but it will not fix a t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely: Yes, a meniscus tear can definitely cause you to have difficulty straightening your leg or bearing weight on it. Particularly what is known as a buck ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not the only option: Some meniscal tears are degenerative and minimally symptomatic. Treatments can be directed at symptomatic relief, with nsaids, knee sleeves, and cort ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes a: A tear in the meniscus of the knee toward the middle yes an actual tear in one of the pads between the thigh bone and shin bone
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