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Can Getting Cartilage Tears Be A Hereditary Problem
Possibly: Age, genetics, and activities can all contribute. ...Read more
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Low impact exercises: Low impact exercises are generally a good idea when one is suffering from knee injuries. Riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines, or swimming are exercises that will help strengthen the muscles around the knee without causing significant discomfort. Avoid squats or lunges. ...Read more
Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help
Knee pain: These are two very different problems. When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury, there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting. There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...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
Treatments specific: Meniscal cartilage tears in older individuals may often be treated nonoperatively. In younger individuals, the goal is repair though some meniscal teas in poorly vascular areas are difficult to heal. Many of these procedures are performed arthroscopically. Your doctor can discuss your MRI findings, your personal goals and the best specific treatment for your personal circumstances. ...Read more
Knee pain: Cartilage tears and cartilage degeneration are extremely common, especially in the knees. Cartilage lays over the knee bones and lines the joint. It also produces synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant and reduces friction inside the joint (think oil inside your engine). Fix: consider physical therapy, relubricating hyluronic acid injections, regenerative treatment (prp, stem cells), or surgery. ...Read more
It depends: When the cartilage surface is the injured part it is called an osteochondral injury. However, patients will also describe meniscal injuries as "cartilage tears" which is incorrect but a very common description by patients. The menisci are the soft tissue shock absorbers in the knee between the bones and are frequently what "tears" inside the knee. ...Read more
What is the difference between a torn rotator cuff and a tear in the cartilage holding the rotator cuff? Which is worse?
There is patchy mild cartilage thinning within the lateral compartment. Does this suggest a tear? Please help I am in a lot of pain.
See below: Pain, stiffness, grinding or cracking on motion. ...Read more
Hx physical mri: Pcp should be comfortable with this work up amd dx. ...Read more
Not the best test: Ultrasound is not the best test to evaluate the meniscus and cartilage in the knee. Technically, with the right transducer and a trained operator, ultrasound may be able to see these structures pretty well, but it is likely to miss anything but major abnormalities. Mri is the best test to evaluate the cartilage and menisci. ...Read more
Not always helpful: The only reason to "scrape" cartilage would be if your MRI showed a cartilage flap that was displaced and then an arthroscopic surgery can be done using a small suction shaver to trim off the flap and contour the remaining edge smooth. However, if you have full thickness cartilage loss, a micro fracture technique can make little holes in bone to try and stimulate scar cartilage to fill in the area. ...Read more
Does having raynaud syndrome mean a greater chance of tearing ligaments and cartilage in my knee?
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of my medial meniscus that extends to the undersurface of the cartilage. What is the treatment for that?
No: No. See a hand surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is bucket handle tear surgery categorized in "cartilage repair (using arthroscopy)" or some other category for informing insurance?
Can chronic dehydration have something to do with cartilage damage, specifically triangular fibrocomplex cartilage? Tfcc degenerative tear.
Can walking for 2 hours a day cause problem in the cartilage of my knees. Please explain to me. Also I am taking glucosamine 1000mg daily.?
Is artificial cartilage going to be an option for patellofemoral syndrome & otherjoint problems soon? I am in pt for my grinding knees but am curious
Cartilage transplant: Has been studies to a small degree. Most of the procedures end up developing fibrocartilage as opposed to hyaline cartilage which is a better tissue type. There may be some promise with stem cell studies, but there are risks associated with this as well. Maybe another physician on the site is performing research that has more information. ...Read more
I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?
Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read more
Is there a test to confirm rib cartilage tear? My wife has been in constant pain for two years, reaching for a box while on a ladder, she felt a pop
No: While there is no specific test for intercostal (rib) muscle tear, the specific area of pain can be targeted with intercostal nerve block. This pain is sharp and stabbing, and may radiate from the back to the front of the chest wall. In addition, a good manual therapist should evaluate rib motion. Your wife may have a rib motion dysfunction, which can occur on inhalation or exhalation. ...Read more
What can I do to help a cartilage problem with my knee had physio but still in pain dose walking and standing a lot make it worse? What else is ther
Depends on problem: There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoarthritis. There can be partial or full thickness defects. The best trestment depends on the type of cartilage injury. A precise diagnosis by your by your sports med doc with the help of xray, MRI or arthroscopy can determine the best treatment. ...Read more
Cracking sound comes from both knees when I unfold them, because of this I can't run, I think it is a problem of the cartilage, how can this be cured?
Exercise +/- meds: If you have pain running, it would probably be a wise precaution to change to lower impact exercise such as walking or swimming. Exercises that strengthen your leg muscles will help to minimize arthritis pain. Acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory medications can also help, but you should check with your doctor before starting medication. ...Read more
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