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A small acl tear and a flipped meniscus? Is surgery needed?

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It depends on your age, the physical exam findings, degree of degenerative changes on xray, and your activity level.
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2nd Meniscus surgery in Jul'12, 1st in Jun'10. partial ACL tear untreated. Knee & quad irritated. Slight knee pain if tense or being pivot foot. ?

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might get better with PT if not maybe the acl has gotten worse should discuss with your orthopedist or seek another opinion
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ACL Tear vs.a Meniscus Tear which is worse ? Which is worse an ACL Tear or a Meniscus Tear ? What is the difference in recovery time after surgery and pain after ?

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typically worse than a meniscus tear and often they occur together. ACL surgery requires reconstruction of the cruciate ligament using a harvested graft from your patellar tendon or your hamstring most commonly. Recovery can be upwards of 6-8 months. Meniscus tears require brief outpatient surgery to trim out the torn portion and recovery is 4-6 weeks
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What can I do about A small acl tear and a flipped meniscus?

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The flipped meniscus and not the 'partial' ACL tear may actually be the injury that warrants arthroscopy sooner than later IF the tear is symptomatic. Your ortho surgeon will help you decide. If the meniscus tear becomes or is asymptomatic, then surgery can be avoided assuming you have no complaints of instability after physical therapy from partial ACL tear. Picture of isolated PL bundle tear.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

How to treat a Grade 3 tear posterior horn medial meniscus and an acl tear?

ACL reconstruction

When they do reconstruction they will either take out the torn posterior horn or repair it if that needed.
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Dr. Jason Rudolph answered:

What are treatments for a grade 3 tear posterior horn medical meniscus and acl tear?

Surgery vs Therapy

Arthroscopy
Most healthy, active people with a torn medial meniscus require arthroscopic surgery to treat the tear. Reconstructing the ACL, becomes a more difficult problem. It is a bigger surgery, requiring 6 months to 1 year of rehab. Decision for surgery is based on an individual basis
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered:

hello sir , im suffering from a knee pain,instability in walking.its partial acl tear,with grade 1 signal in posterior horn of medial meniscus?

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If you are feeling acute knee pain, and instability in walking, this needs to be looked at more closely by a physician, and evaluated further. You seem to know the diagnosis, and your doctor must've discussed your prognosis, and treatment. Depending on the size of the tear will determine your healing rate. You may need PT too, and wear an ACE knee support. Your doctor knows best.
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Dr. David Trettin answered:

I'm a dancer.have knee pain since 1yr.initial mri-grade 1 intrasubstance acl tear.recent mri -mucoid degeneration in medial meniscus.a 2nd damage???

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This is an MRI report; see your orthopedic surgeon for clinical correlation. Your knee pain may not be related to these MRI findings( I.e.u may have tendinitis).injuries to the meniscus and ACL in your age group are usually clinically obvious on exam. Grade 1 signal in a meniscus is usually a normal finding and mucin outs degeneration would be rare in a 24 yr. old. Good Luck!
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Dr. James Burns answered:

Acl tear, p.horn of m.meniscus tear,early chondromalacia.NoPain during passive extension but pain extending knee for last 15 degrees against gravity?

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if you are experiencing these symptoms from recent injury, old injury, post operative repair, or non-surgical physical therapy. Acute ACL injuries in your age group are usually treated surgically while the thinking regarding meniscus repair is in flux between surgical and non surgical. Older or post operative symptoms may require different approaches. Call an orthopedic surgeon.
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I have a horizontal oblique tear extending to the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Also small joint effusion. Can it heal completely without surgery?

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Cannot heal on their own as the meniscus tissue has no real blood supply in an adult. Surgery will probably be the only thing that can treat it. A torn meniscus means you have torn the cartilage ring of tissue that sits between your femur and tibia in the knee joint. If it is displaced that means it has torn and a flap of tissue is shifted to the middle of the knee joint.
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