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MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read more

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Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?

Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?

Best answered by Ur-: Treating ortho. There R a few options, but one needs 2 C Ur x-rays and do a hands on xam. The options R from a high tibial osteotomy, arthroscopic debredment,or TKA, tho Ur young 4 the TKA? There R also injections like synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or steroids. ...Read more

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Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more

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Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?

Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?

Depends: Medications / injections or surgery. Depends upon how much pain you have and what your response to prior interventions has been. Generally try the easy things first and advance to surgery when nothing else works. ...Read more

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Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear thats folded behind horn?

Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear thats folded behind horn?

Surgery: Surgical repair is usually indicated for those injuries. Thankfully, they can usually be done arthroscopically with an overall excellent out ome in most cases. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Following is the MRI report of my right knee, 1.Partial tear of acl 2.Moderate joint effusion 3.Tear of popliteofibular ligament. Natural cure ?

Following is the MRI report of my right knee, 

1.Partial tear of acl
2.Moderate joint effusion
3.Tear of popliteofibular ligament.

Natural cure ?

Not likely: Ligaments have poor vascular supply, so the likelihood of complete healing after an injury is low. The acl tear could scar somewhat, but injury to the latter represents damage to one of the posterolateral corner structures which is an important stabilizer to the knee and which could predispose to further knee damage. ...Read more

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Horizontal Tear of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Menistic &Suprapatellar joint Effusion ,Articular Cartilage Loss & 3MM Medial Popliteal Cyst means

Horizontal Tear of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Menistic &Suprapatellar joint Effusion ,Articular Cartilage Loss & 3MM Medial Popliteal Cyst means

Arthritis and tear: The cartilage loss is similar to saying you have degenerative arthritis setting up in your knee. The meniscus is a cartilage cushion present in your knee, there is one present medically and one lateral, and you have a tear in one as well. I would go through your MRI with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more

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Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later. ...Read more

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MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and 
Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor operates on anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries?

What kind of doctor operates on anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries?

Acl recon: Acl reconstructions should be performed by Orthopaedic surgeons with experience doing them ! Look on Yelp or health grades .Ask your primary dr as well ...Read more

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Chronic pain lateral aspect of right knee. Mri negative for any abnormalities with lateral meniscus, though thickening of MCL and medial meniscus. ?

LCL or ITB: The lateral collateral ligament and/or the iliotibial band can be issues for you. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained musculoskeletal/sports medicine physician or physiatrist to evaluate this further with you. ...Read more

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Mri said an peripheral extrusion of the medial menicus , grade 2 chondramalacia full thickness cartilage loss of medial femora condyle is this bad?

Mri said an peripheral extrusion of the medial menicus , grade 2 chondramalacia  full thickness cartilage loss of medial femora condyle is this bad?

Wear and tear...: Full thickness cartilage loss means that the underlying bone is exposed. This occurs with progressive wear and tear and is ultimately treated with knee replacement when symptoms are severe enough. Chondromalacia is the same thing but the term is usually applied to the cartilage on the back of the kneecap. Grade 2 reflects some damage - the worst is grade 4. Time to stop impact activities! ...Read more

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Mri shows oblique nondisplaced tear posterior horn and body medial meniscus, medial meniscal protrusion into the medial gutter. Will i need surgery?

Mri shows oblique nondisplaced tear posterior horn and body medial meniscus, medial meniscal protrusion into the medial gutter. Will i need surgery?

Surgery : Surgery is most likely needed to resolve your problem. Meniscus tears simply do not heal on their own, regardless of conservative treatment (including prolotherapy). It is possible that your symptoms of pain, etc will improve with time without surgery...But that doesn't mean the tear healed. In fact, the tear will most likely get bigger leading to additional damage if not taken care of soon. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of knee cap tendon rupture?

Surgery: A rupture of either the quadriceps tendon (above kneecap) or of the patella tendon (below kneecap) are both treated surgical especially if it is a complete tear. These two tendons are critical for proper knee function. They are responsible for straightening the knee. ...Read more

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H/o medial meniscectomy 6yrs back,now pain on lateral side of knee?Fresh MRI show medial meniscus retear in remnant and PF wear?need Surgery again?

H/o medial meniscectomy 6yrs back,now pain on lateral side of knee?Fresh MRI show medial meniscus retear in remnant and PF wear?need Surgery again?

Arguable: Recent articles show knee exercises are as good or better than surgery for knee arthritis and meniscal tears treated with use and quad strengthening show almost the same results as surgery. If Aleve (naproxen) and good athletic shoes offer comfort, I'd avoid further surgery. Take Chondroitin daily and hope for the best. ...Read more

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Knee MRI shows complete rupture of acl, inner margin tear of medial meniscus posterior horn and body w/mild partial thickness. what's usual treatment ?

Knee MRI shows complete rupture of acl, inner margin tear of medial meniscus posterior horn and body w/mild partial thickness. what's usual treatment ?

ACL injury : You'll likely need surgery. I usually recommend to my patients to get a second opinion and research your orthopedic surgeon before committing to surgery for ACL and meniscal repair . ...Read more

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Moderate joint diffusion. minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Moderate joint diffusion. minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Joint fluid analysis: One thing that would be helpful here is to know the joint fluid analysis. The data suggest this is mechanical, but the joint fluid can help decide if it is mechanical or inflammatory. At your age we have to keep the differential diagnosis open you need to see a rheumatologist to see if there's any other evidence of a systemic arthropathy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more