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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

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


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Torn meniscus with knee ulcer. What is best treatment?

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meniscus with knee ulcer. What is best treatment?

Need arthroscopy: Usually arthroscopy can fully determine and often treat a torn meniscus. Mri might be interpreted incorrectly and often a surgeon will either find the MRI not representing what they see during video arthroscopy. The ulcer however should be better explained as it can be due to a number of causes and treatment will vary depending on the cause. Find an orthopedic specialist who treats athletes. ...Read more

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What is best excerse for torn meniscus that can't be repaired because of arthritis is hydro therapy good what kind of excerise can I do to help pain?

What is best excerse for torn meniscus that can't be repaired because of arthritis  is hydro therapy good what kind of excerise can I do to help pain?

Lower impact: Low impact exercises that emphasize repetition and endurance would be best. Good examples include walking, exercise bicycles, ellipticals, stair master. Use pain as your guide. Regularly stretching is also good for flexibility and range of motion. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a torn meniscus?

What's the treatment for a torn meniscus?

Is it painful?: If it is, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon who can perform an arthroscopic meniscectomy. However, there are a few people who can live with the tear due to minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure, and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?

I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure,  and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?

You did not mention: where your torn meniscus is, shoulder or knee? parameniscal cysts suggest the knee. I would trust that your orthopedic physician has recommendations for treatment, as injuries such as meniscal tears do not ever go away. They weaken your knee in a chronic way and do not typically heal on their own (like most cartilaginous injuries). Please see your orthopedic physician right away. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with sciatica, and a torn meniscus, what can she do for it, what sort of treatment?

My mom was diagnosed with sciatica, and a torn meniscus, what can she do for it, what sort of treatment?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is the most important treatment for these problems. It has been shown to slow or stop progression of the problem. Other treatments include arthritis medications, wedge insoles, taping of the knee, injections, and surgery. Regardless of what other treatments are used physical therapy should be part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a torn meniscus?

What are the treatments for a torn meniscus?

Usually surgery: If a meniscus is known to be torn and causing pain and problems it is probably best to have your knee scoped and the cartilage either repaired or trimmed off. There are reports of injections such as prp being used for meniscus tears but there is not any good evidence that it will help. ...Read more

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After doing pt for bad flare up of torn meniscus twisted it during a workout been painful since. Wait how long before considering other treatments?

After doing pt for bad flare up of torn meniscus twisted it during a workout been painful since. Wait how long before considering other treatments?

Knee surgery: assuming you have an MRI documented meniscal tear, and you have tried PT without improvement I think you should have a frank discussion with your surgeon about the risks and benefits of meniscal surgery; whether it needs to be resected partially (partial meniscectomy) or repaired. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

Repair: Torn meniscus cartilages should be saved if at all possible. While exercising with a bike and a pool are usually safe, repair is preferred. ...Read more

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