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A 44-year-old female asked:

meniscus tear problems questions to ask?

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Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Asking you doctor?: The most important questiosn to ask your doctor are: is anything else inured (ligament tears, arthritis)? Where is the tear located? Is it reparable or does it require rmoval of the torn piece.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

How can you tell when a meniscus tear is better?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Simple: The pain is getting better. You may also have had other issues with your knee that also are improving like clicking, catching, giving away, and swelling.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some of the causes of a posterior horn meniscus tear?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Jumping/twisting: Posterior horn indicates the location of the tear. Meniscus injuries from activity most commonly occur in sports that involve jumping and twisting. Examples include basketball and volleyball. This could also occur from jumping off a chair or loading dock. See your doctor for definitive treatment options.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How is a meniscus tear fixed?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
With stuures : Inside the knee through arthroscopy, special needle and stures.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery time for meniscus tear?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Meniscus tear: Depending upon personality of the tear and the type of treatment, may be 4-6 weeks.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to know if a small meniscus tear healed?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Does it hurt: Less or more hurting less suggests it has less inflammation and has partly healed. The meniscus will always look torn on MRI even aftrer it heals.

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