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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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What is medial retinacular reefing with lateral retinacular release mean?

What is medial retinacular reefing with lateral retinacular release mean?

Let me help: If you see the picture of the knee, we could see the knee cap controlled by 4 muscles, when they are in balance, the knee cap will be in good position, when they are not we have problem.So we do release on outside muscle( lateral retinacular release), and tinting the inside muscle(medial retinacular reefing) to correct that imbalance. This way the patella will function correctly. Thank you. ...Read more

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2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain full thicartil

2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations  .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain  full thicartil

Try realignment : 53 is still young 4 tka. Find a good knee specialist who can do xam x-rays & other imaging 2help u make an informed decision. ...Read more

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Multiple kneecap dislocations. Two failed lateral release 8 months. Trochler groove pretty straight across. Arthritis . Tkr vs mpfl?

Multiple kneecap dislocations. Two failed lateral release 8 months. Trochler groove pretty straight across. Arthritis . Tkr vs mpfl?

Let me explain: It depends on how much arthritis you have in the knee, if the joint really have a lot of arthritis i would advise tkr. If the changes are not much you have the reconstruction for know and possibly the tkr if needed when are more older . Good luck. ...Read more

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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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After kneecap dislocation prev lateral release have meniscus extruded medial and partial tear. Large effusion sl pain wt bearing . Surgery? Edema both reticulum

After kneecap dislocation prev lateral release have meniscus extruded medial and partial tear. Large effusion sl  pain wt bearing . Surgery? Edema both reticulum

Likely: The tear and in particular extruded portion of the meniscus associated with a large effusion do suggest that this meniscal injury will likely require surgical intervention. A short course of conservative treatment with aspiration of the knee effusion, short course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, activity modification, brace, and physical therapy is reasonable. If does not respond then surgery. ...Read more

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2 failed lateral release patella dislocations. Now rt tkr in may. Nov and patella dislocated again. Medial pain . Shallow trochlear groove. What next?

2 failed lateral release patella dislocations. Now rt tkr in may. Nov and patella dislocated again. Medial pain . Shallow trochlear groove. What next?

Patella dislocations: You may need a mpfl reconstruction to keep your patella from dislocating. If your surgeon cannot do it find a fellowship trained sports medicine doctor. You can check www.Sportsmed.Org or www.Aana.Org to find a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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Athroscopic debridement & menisectomy, partial medial & lateral. Grd1 oa changes lt medial femoral condyle, large posterior horn tear lateral meniscus?

Athroscopic debridement & menisectomy, partial medial & lateral. Grd1 oa changes lt medial femoral condyle, large posterior horn tear lateral meniscus?

Yikes: The wear on your lateral side and lateral meniscus tear is a not great. The lateral meniscus is responsible for balancing and distribution of force more so than the medial. Be very cautious returning to plant and pivot sports. ...Read more

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Lateral release of knee average recovery time?

Lateral release of knee average recovery time?

Lateral release: Lateral release of the knee should not be taken lightly; numerous complications can occur including recurrent swelling of the knee, mal tracking of the patella and neuromas. Typical recovery time can take 3-4 months. ...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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Recuperation time for lateral release surgery?

Recuperation time for lateral release surgery?

Variable avg 8 weeks: Start range of motion and weight bearing immediately. Start quad exercises immediately. Swelling reduction as well. Usually can resume jogging at 6-8 weeks and slowly work back into full athletics as pain allows ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Tennis elbow: No the surgery is not too painful. It can be done through a small incision or an arthroscope as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Six months after bi-lateral knee arthroscopy including: debridement, lavage and partial lateral and medial menisectomies, still in pain walking/stairs?

Six months after bi-lateral knee arthroscopy including: debridement, lavage and partial lateral and medial menisectomies, still in pain walking/stairs?

Knee pain: Return to your physician for a re examination and evaluation. New mris may have to be ordered as well as the need to look for a possible new diagnosis. A physical therapist, chiropractor and/or kinesiologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy?Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy?Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Knee pain: this should not be the cause of your lateral knee pain and there is likely a new pain generator, which could be IT band syndrome, fat pad impingement, or patellofemoral pain if MRI did not show any significant finding in the lateral meniscus or articular cartilage. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow release the same as tennis elbow reconstruction surgery?

Several operations: Ask your surgeon what he intends to do? Consider prolotherapy as an alternative to surgery. Vist www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info and a doctor. To help you get better and still avoid the surgery. ...Read more

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Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more

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Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

See below:: Most cysts in the back of the knee are due to knee joint causes, which improve as the causes is treated. So my recommendations would be: 1: do nothing except maybe pain meds, for 3 months; if no improvement, then; 2: aspiration (removing fluid) under ultrasonic guidance for fluid/needle biopsy; or; 3: removal of the cyst through the back of the knee, to get tissue for biopsy. ...Read more

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Tore my lateral meniscus. Is surgery eminent?

I belive so: Some kind of surgery either to repair or to take out the torn portion. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more