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Please share an interesting fact about dealing with a torn meniscus.

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Dr. Robert Kent answered

Specializes in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Ignore: Phys therapy has been proven to be as beneficial as scope surgery in specific patient populations.

Answered 3/8/2014

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Ignore: Torn meniscal tears can heal without surgery.

Answered 3/31/2014

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Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Ignore: Monitor carefully, walk without twisting the knee. Ice and antiinfammatories help. Repair if able.

Answered 4/5/2014

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Not all meniscus tears show on an mri.

Answered 4/21/2014

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Medial: Medial meniscus injuries are the most common.

Answered 4/21/2014

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Meniscal: Meniscal tears do cause an increased risk of developing arthritis in the knee over a long period.

Answered 8/6/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Ignore: Physical therapy following miniscus operation is worth every minute! It's the quickest way 2 recover.

Answered 6/16/2014

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Dr. Adam Lewis answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Ignore: A torn meniscus is similar to a herniated disc. Both are from torn cartilage and limit activity.

Answered 6/18/2014

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Dr. Qamar Khan answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Ignore: See orthopedic specialist for all your options surgically and non-surgically, such as stem cell tx.

Answered 7/20/2014

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Dr. Allan Tissenbaum answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Ignore: Avoid twisting movements, as this will irritate a torn meniscus.

Answered 10/30/2014

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Ignore: If you have a torn meniscus, try acupuncture, it might help heal it. Proper exercise can also help.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Howard Shapiro answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

Ignore: If it's due to degenerative arthritis, it is likely to persist despite treatment.

Answered 7/31/2014

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Ignore: Small tear avoid twisting & squatting , ice it, elastic knee sleeve for comfort. Big tears. :surgery.

Answered 5/11/2015

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Dr. James Shapiro answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Ignore: Most meniscal tear won't heal. Please see an orthopedic surgeon to determine what is best action.

Answered 1/7/2015

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Ignore: Not all meniscal tears require surgery. Locking and catching from a tear may lead to arthroscopy.

Answered 1/19/2015

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Dr. Frank Walter answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Ignore: Most torn menisci can be treated without surgery.

Answered 2/7/2015

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Dr. Kenneth Bramlett answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Ignore: When dealing with a torn or irritated meniscus its common to hear the complaints of achey , unstable.

Answered 4/24/2015

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Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

A: A large number of patients over 50 YOA have meniscal tears on an MRI. Treat the patient, not the MRI.

Answered 10/18/2017

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Dr. Keith Johnson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Ignore: Meniscal pain is activity-related, positional, & causes knee swelling. A complex tear needs surgery.

Answered 3/25/2022

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Dr. Merrick Wetzler answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Ignore: Many meniscal tears can be treated non-operatively in middle aged individuals.

Answered 6/6/2019

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