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Anterior Lateral Meniscus Tear
I've been told I likely have a minor lateral meniscus tear. With conservative treatment only, what could I generally expect as recovery time?
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Just had an arthroscopy for a lateral meniscus tear just wondering how long it will be till the stiffness goes away?
Thanks for advice on here, I had mri shown lateral meniscus tear heading to ortho in a week. What should I expect, same leg as previous TTT?
Arthroscopy: The orthopedist may suggest an arthroscopic repair. This would be the most logical approach. Any subsequent therapy would come after a full objective examination of the joint space. ...Read more
No swollen locking catching knee can bend stairs pain on & off what will happen if complex entire horizontal lateral meniscus tear is left untreated?
Ligament/cartilage: A knee sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament. A ligament connects a bone to a bone. 4 major ligaments of the knee- ACL, PCL, MCL, PCL. The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage structure that sits between the femur and tibia. One on the outside/lateral meniscus and one on the inside/medial meniscus. A wide # of treatments exists for each. If I can help, then www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
I had surgery for a medial and lateral meniscus tear 4 months ago. I still have pain when i completely straighten my leg. Scar tissue?
Meniscal tear postop: It could very well be scar tissue. The meniscus (or menisci-plural) may have continued to tear also. My guess is that you may have underlying arthritis, which often gets exacerbated with a knee injury. The location of your pain is also very important. I would recommend having your surgeon that did the knee scope check you out again if the pain is significant. ...Read more
Can I have chronic lateral meniscus tear or lateral meniscocapsular separation even if the MRI was normal?
It is possible: MRI results are not 100% accurate. Meniscocapsular junction tears can be hard to identify on MRI. Your symptoms and what you are experiencing as well as your clinical exam are important to determine your exact diagnosis even with an MRI. I always tell my patients as an orthopedic surgeon I treat patients, I don't treat MRI's. ...Read more
Complex entire horizontal lateral meniscus tear no swollen locking catching knee can stairs climb up down+bend now pain on off can i wait arthoscopy?
You can wait: It you're not symptomatic and that knee isn't limiting the activities that you want you do, I would recommend waiting on arthroscopy as the risks of surgery would outweigh the expected benefit. If it starts bothering you more or if it is in fact limiting your activities, then consideration of surgery is reasonable ...Read more
Depends: The micro-fracture will heal. Meniscal tears sometimes heal, but usually remain torn although the pain goes away. Depending on your lifestyle/activity level surgery is option not mandated. If you decline offered repair, there will likely be repeat episodes of pain/recovery. Surgery usually removes the tear and knee/activity returns essentially to normal, although traumatic arthritis eventually. ...Read more
I had arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a lateral meniscus tear. But I was doing a squat and felt popping right there could I have torn my meniscus?
Women 42 MRI result complex horizontal entire lateral meniscus tear severe pain on and off in Rt knee while walking & standing for long Treatment pls
You should: see an orhtopedic surgeon for evaluation, you likely need athroscopy. ...Read more
How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.
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
MRI: "Macerated anterior horn lateral meniscus with inferiorly surfacing tear. This may extend to to the mid body." Is this a bucket tear?
No,: It doesn't sound like a bucket handle tear ...Read more
Hello, few months back i met with an accident, the MRI results says-horizontal tear of anterior, posterior horn and body of lateral meniscus, pleasehelp?
Immobilization: Casting may help, but, depending on the severity of the tear, surgical intervention may be indicated. ...Read more
What knee MRI mean? Lateral meniscus: abnormal anterior horn at and adjacent to the root ligament attachment. Tear and early meniscal cyst formation.
Mri of my knee was done last week, they found anterior horn lateral meniscus has degenerative changes with apparent tear within the medial portion of the anterior horn. Small joint effusion present. ?
In MRI report, they told me lateral and medial meniscus tear. Can i get it corrected by excercise/medicine etc? How to confirm if i need surgery?
See ORS: A meniscus tear may feel better w/nsaids and pt but the meniscus will not heal w/this treatment.Turning, twisting and squatting activities may further tear the meniscus.They generally cause pain, sometimes popping or'catching' and swelling.See your ors.The tx. Of choice is arthroscopy w/meniscus repair vs. Resection. ...Read more
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