can a cortisone shot fix a meniscus tear in the knee

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Can a cortisone shot fix a meniscus tear in the knee?

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Meniscus tears will not heal on their own, but they may become asymptomatic. Cortisone acts as a local anti-inflammatory agent and may decrease the symptoms of some types of meniscus tears, but it will not fix the tear.
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I have deteriorated meniscus plus arthritis in my knee...cortisone shothave helped in the but aomething happened and now I have severepain when Ii?

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Your pain depends on quality and severity of arthritis. Meniscus tears are often related to arthritis. A rough joint surface will tear anything in between. Treating meniscal tears in the face of severe arthritis is not a prudent treatment although frequently done. I would continue to use steroid unless start having more mechanical symptoms and correlate extent of arthritis as may need replacmt
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Dr. Robert Meislin answered:

I had a local steroid shot for a meniscus tear in the left knee-will this aggravate my skin psoriasis in the future?

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generally speaking an intraarticular cortisone injection should not flare up your skin psoriasis. just make sure that the injection is not placed through the psoriasis patch if present.
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Can cortisone offer relief for meniscus tear?

Yes

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However, it is usually only temporary. Most of the meniscus tears dont heal and will eventually become symptomatic again. With small tears, Cortisone can be very helpful with the pain, but dont be shocked if the pain returns and you need an arthroscopy to fix the torn menisus.
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Will a cortisone shot help with pain from a meniscus tear?

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Often times a cortisone injection will temporarily improve pain and inflammation from any cause...including a meniscus tear. That does not mean that cortisone cures the tear however.
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Does having a cortisone shot help a meniscus tear or is surgery the only option?

Will help the pain

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the shot will help mask the pain, but will not help any potential healing.
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I have had two knee scopes done on both of my knees and they still give me problem. They swell, pop, I can't climb stairs. Can I have another meniscus tear?

Possibly

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Could be another meniscus tear. The difficulty with stairs suggests cartilage damage behind the kneecap (patella). I recommend that you see your orthopedist for evaluation.
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My knees popping after acl and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

Need knee evaluation

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There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the ACL.
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If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?

Hard to say

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A meniscal tear will not heal, but a cortisone shot may help decrease the swelling Sometime it takes a week or so to have the swelling go down Realistically the onlly way to cure the problem is to do an arthroscopic meniscectomy
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I am experiencing stiffness in my knees when bending the Dr said have a tear in the meniscus. Does this require a special treatment?

Arthroscopic repair

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Most meniscsl tears require physical therapy and arthroscopic repair ... Pain medications or antiinflammatories will only provide temporary relief of symptoms but don't fix the problem
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