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Are there any factors that makes someone more prone to having meniscus injuries?

Are there any factors that makes someone more prone to having meniscus injuries?

Meniscus tears: Tight knee joints tear the meniscus cartilage more than loose ones except if the ACL or PCL is torn then the meniscus will usually tear eventually. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

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 more

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Why would I have 3 meniscus injuries in less than 3 yrs?

Why would I have 3 meniscus injuries in less than 3 yrs?

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 more

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Home exercises gor meniscus injury?

Home exercises gor meniscus injury?

Mo: Meniscal damage is an internal injury & poses a mechanical problem. 2 b sure it meniscal c ur orthopedic surgeon & b evaluated. No exercise can help it. ...Read more

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What pain is due to meniscus injury?

What pain is due to meniscus injury?

Meniscus: You can have pain with walking, twisting, or squatting. In addition there may be swelling, locking, or popping of the knee. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from meniscus injury?

It depend: If the injury is tear of the meniscus and the tear was taken by arthoscopy it should take 3-4 weeks to heal. If the meniscus was repaired it take about 3-6 month. Good luck. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meniscus injury?

What is the definition or description of: meniscus injury?

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 more

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Torn acl, lcl, and meniscus. How serious of an injury is this?

Torn acl, lcl, and meniscus. How serious of an injury is this?

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 more

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How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before I would have to stop running?

How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before I would have to stop running?

Too much pain: If you can run and do your thing, then you don't knee it fixed. If it hurts all the time and stops you from your activities or impairs your function then get it fixed. ...Read more

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If surgery isn't necessary, how long will it take for a minor meniscus injury to heal?

If surgery isn't necessary, how long will it take for a minor meniscus injury to heal?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Let me try to help: Having a pain after this kind of surgery means to me that you have some things happened to the knee, most likely arthritis or you have other problems happened after to cause the pain. ...Read more

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Knee hurts, it clicks and pops, could it be a meniscus injury?

Knee hurts, it clicks and pops, could it be a meniscus injury?

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

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How serious of an injury is a torn meniscus and pulled acl?

How serious of an injury is a torn meniscus and pulled acl?

Bad, you need fix it: More you wait the more fibrosis you will get the harder and dealy the healing. ...Read more

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How long would I need to expect for recovery after meniscus and ACL rupture injury?

How long would I need to expect for recovery after meniscus and ACL rupture injury?

Depends: Recovery for sports after acl surgery could be a year. Recovery for walking might only be 8 weeks. ...Read more

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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...

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 more

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