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How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

Yes I would consider: Surgery the tear will not fix itself. Recovery depends on whether it is repaired or resected. If it is repaired (usually if you are young 25 or so and under) them recovery can be 6-8 weeks. If it is resected 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Lateral meniscus: Hard to fully say without seeing the actual MRI image. There are many anatomical variants. It may just be a degenerative anterior horn lateral meniscus or a possible tear. ...Read more

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My right knee was pained after squatting for some days then i went through mri:torn in anterior horn of lateral meniscus,should i need surgury?

My right knee was pained after squatting for some days then i went through mri:torn in anterior horn of lateral meniscus,should i need surgury?

Arthroscopy can help: Arthroscopic debridement or repair is indicated to treat a meniscal tear that continues to be symptomatic with mechanical symptoms such as pain and catching despite adequate nonoperative remedies such as rest, ice, compression and anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?

I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?

Did they say why?: Did your doctor(s) at the VA say why they "refuse" to treat you? Do they think the risks outweigh the benefits? Have they offered physical therapy or other alternatives to surgery? Without treatment, your symptoms will continue & likely get worse. Internal damage to the knee (with or w/o surgery) can contribute to arthritis. You need answers to these questions! Please ask! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had a MRI what showed horizontal intrameniscal signal changes in anterior horn of the medial meniscus, will this heal on it own or is surgery nedded?

Had a MRI what showed horizontal intrameniscal signal changes in anterior horn of the medial meniscus,  will this heal on it own or is surgery nedded?

Symptomatic?: take care attributing pain symptoms to this finding , surgery is best directed to symptoms not findings , not all findings are symptomatic what are your symptoms? These findings are not an absolute indication for surgery in my opinion hope that helps ...Read more

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How do I find out the grade of my tear from my MRI its oblique anterior horn of the medial meniscus extending to superior articular surface also mild degeneration of posteror horm of medial meniscus?

How do I find out the grade of my tear from my MRI its oblique anterior horn of the medial meniscus extending to superior articular surface also mild degeneration of posteror horm of medial meniscus?

Grade 3: Mri signal classification of meniscus is as follows. Grade 1 globular intrameniscal signal grade 2 linear intrameniscal signal grade 3 linear signal extending to the articular surface. ...Read more

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grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus. grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus. Knee surgery?

grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in
anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus.
grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus.
Knee surgery?

Meniscal tears: Typically grade 3 meniscal tears require surgery in young patients. Goal is preservation of the meniscus.So if it has torn in the zone where it has a good blood supply, it can be sutured and can heal. If it is torn away from the blood supply. It requires partial removal of the torn portion. All done by an experienced Orthopaedic knee surgeon. ...Read more

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