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whats the difference between a torn meniscus and a torn mcl?

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Torn meniscus : The diffusion in their anatomy and function
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Meniscus is the sac wall. The collateral ligament os a ligament.
Jul 24, 2018

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How long do you have to avoid driving after meniscus tear surgery?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Right side or left?: If it is your left knee, you can probably drive very shortly after surgery as long as you are not taking narcotic. If it is your right knee, it will be at least a week before you can drive, as it would be risky to have to hit the break too soon after surgery, and you would be a risk to yourself and everyone else on the road.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Why would pregnancy damage a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Torn meniscus: In pregnancy the weight distribution of the body changes and it is possible to have different type and force of strain that may put more stress over the meniscus in the knee joint.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long can I wait before doing meniscus repair surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
No definite answer: Meniscus tears that are repairable should be repaired as expeditiously as possible. No one can know for certain when or if another injury will occur. Further injury may convert a repairable tear to a tear that cannot be repaired but only partially removed. While waiting for a likely repair, it is prudent to greatly limit any activities that put the knee and meniscus at risk for further injury.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How should I determine if I need surgery for a meniscus tear?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a surgeon: An orthopedic surgeon can evaluate your injury and help you decide whether surgery is indicated.

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