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Can A Cortisone Shot Fix A Meniscus Tear In The Knee
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
I twisted my knee and heard a big loud pop when bowling. Just went to Dr. To get the MRI results. Complex meniscus tear w much cartlidge gone. He gave me a cortisone injection, but also mentioned I would likey end up needing knee replacement. I'm so conf
I had a local steroid shot for a meniscus tear in the left knee-will this aggravate my skin psoriasis in the future?
I had a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in my knee for a meniscus tear last week sometimes my whole left left swells and other times its just my knee is this normal?
I have torn meniscus and I had a cortisone shot but it didn't help with inflammation what's the next step?
Symptoms: Should dictate how you proceed from this point if you have significant arthritis any arthroscopic procedures would be of very limited benifit. If you have mechanical symptoms then arthroscopic intervention may be helpful. Your options depend on the overall condition of your knee you should discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon
I had a cortisone shot in the knee as a diagnostic tool. If the shot works does not does that mean there is internal damage in the knee. Meniscus?
Had 30% of left medial meniscus removed in July. 8 weeks therapy. Cortisone shot. Whole knee hurts and limp.58 years old. Will I always limp?
Most likely unless: The cartilage in the knee is a protective covering over the bone. As we age some of that wears off and now you may have bone on bone friction causing inflammation (arthritis). Depending on severity, it can require a knee replacement. Without surgery, it is a progressive deterioration of the joint, and it is most likely that you will limp.
Knee mri showed torn meniscus. I have a lot of pain and I don't react well to cortisone. I'm taking too much advil and Tylenol. I need another medicine alternative until I can get to surgery. I have MRI supporting doc?
NO: Microfracture is done when the end of the bone cartilage surface has an area that is worn off. You then use a small "pick" to puncture the bone in the area that the cartilage is worn off to try to make the bone bleed onto this surface and create some scar cartilage to form in the cartilage defect area. The repair cartilage is not normal cartilage but can help some patients. Not for meniscus tear.
I was wonderful how does one get an meniscus tear in the knee also my knee is out of place leaning towards the left what causes this to happen?
Turning, twisting...: Turning, twisting, squatting maneuvers are common mechanisms of injury for meniscus tears. As we age the meniscus can become more ' brittle' as it loses its water content and ' degenerative' tears are quite common w/ getting in/ out of a a car and other simple mechanisms. Sounds like you have a valgus ('knock- kneed')knee and is a normal 'variant', esp. In women.Best of Luck!
It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy and removal of a torn piece of meniscus, the recovery is generally very rapid. If a repair is performed, the recovery is slightly longer. If there is osteoarthritis present, the recovery and theresults are less predictable.See 2 more doctor answers
Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?
Is surgery the only way to fix a medial meniscus tear in the knee? Can someone having burning and there knee?
Knee surgery: A meniscal tear can be treated conservatively or non operatively with physical therapy and a knee sleeve understanding of course that this will not "heal" the tear. As long as one is not experiencing "locking" symptoms and decreased range of motion with stiffness -assuming of course you do not have dramatic arthritis there is no immediate rush for knee arthroscopy.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix.See 1 more doctor answer
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