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Are There Any Factors That Makes Someone More Prone To Having Meniscus Injuries
Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knee instability: You need to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in ports medicine and knee injuries. Your meniscal injuries could very well be the clinical symptom of underlying ligamentous injury that allows your knee to move with abnormal kinematics injuring the meniscus via rotatory instability. If it is the medial (inside) meniscus, varus deformity and medial collapse may also be responsible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage injury: The menisci (plural of meniscus) are 2 crescent, wedge shaped pieces of cartilage that are situated between the thigh bone (femur), and the leg bone (tibia) at the knee. One can imagine what can happen to these menisci when these 2 bones "jam" and twist against each other. The menisci can tear at various shapes and places, or "shear off" the knee attachment (capsule). This is a meniscal injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What a trifecta!!!: Per your description, these are serious injuries and may take months to recover, depending the degree of injury as well as appropriate/timely treatment and rehabilitation. Surgeries may be needed, depending your pain, level instability, and your desired level of activities. It is tough to tell without more details/exam. I suggest following up with doc closely. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on location: All soft tissues generally heal in about 3-4 weeks but the scar matuaration takes longer. Only peripheral tears of meniscii have a chance of healing. ...Read more
About to have 2nd torn meniscus surgery... Is a repair or removal better and why does this keep happening. Only 24 and never had accident or injury?
Repair if possible: Only certain types of tears (peripheral around the rim) are repairable. Results are somewhat age dependent younger better than older people have better results. Partial meniscectomy still has a chance of increased arthritis in the long run. Joe dimaggio ripped his meniscus standing up on a bus so there doesn't have to be result of an accident. ...Read more
Two years ago I was operated on with the injury to the medial meniscus bucket handle I started walking just after a month and now I continue with pain?
Maybe: With what you describe it could be. Did you have an injury to your knee or did it start doing this on its own? Not all that clicks and pops in a knee is a meniscal injury. Other things can cause this sensation as well. Some bad, some not. Best to see Sports Med doc or Orthopedic doc for evaluation. Dr R ...Read more
Bad, you need fix it: More you wait the more fibrosis you will get the harder and dealy the healing. ...Read more
Meniscus medial posterior horn degeneration grade 2 is it a serious injury? Any possibility to heal?
If I have torn my meniscus and don't get it checked out by a doctor right away, is it unable to be fixed? Say 2-3 weeks out from injury...
It can be treated: Most meniscal tears are not repaired unless they are simple and located in an area that has a high success rate of healing. 2-3 weeks out from injury, most likely just the piece of the meniscus that is torn will be removed. It is possible to make the tear worse with activity, but many people live and walk around with meniscal tears, it just depends on how symptomatic they are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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