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Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

Depends: Yes, but many factors affect the success of meniscus repair. These include age of the patient (better if younger than 40), location of the tear, and the type of tear. Your surgeon will likely take all these points into consideration when performing your surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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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Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

I would think so: please discuss with an orthopedic. I believe there is an arthroscopic procedure for this ...Read more

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How can I repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

How can I  repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments. The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own. The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read more

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How do you fix a torn hip labrum without surgery?

How do you fix a torn hip labrum without surgery?

Rehabilitation: Every labral tear does not need surgery. In fact many people have labral tears and may not even know it. Typically if i see a patient with a labral tear i try rehab first in attempt to decrease symptoms. The tear may still be present, but if it does not cause symptoms then surgery is not indicated. We must treat the patient not necessarily the mri. www.kevinkaplanmd.com. ...Read more

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Does arthroscopic surgery fix a torn acl? What does tommy john surgery fix?

Does arthroscopic surgery fix a torn acl? What does tommy john surgery fix?

Acl: Yes arthroscopic surgery is used to reconstruct and place a new acl in the knee. Tommy john surgery refers to a ligament reconstruction which places a new graft in the elbow. ...Read more

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Should a torn meniscus heal without laser surgery?

Should a torn meniscus heal without laser surgery?

Depends on: Depending on how bad the tear is, prolotherapy done properly can make many tron cartilage areas heal completely. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info on prolotherapy and to find a doctor who does it. ...Read more

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How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair. ...Read more

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Can a displaced meniscus be fixed?

Can a displaced meniscus be fixed?

Absolutely: Surgery can definitely be done to help people with problems of the , meniscus. Usually a displaced meniscus implies it has been torn. Depending on the location of the tear, the meniscus is usually either repaired or a portion of it is removed. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have a torn lateral meniscus.Which is better a meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Repair is better: Although not always possible, meniscal repair is better. The meniscus is needed to protect the articular cartilage of the knee. Meniscal repair is only possible when the tear involves the vascular portion of the meniscus. Small tears or those in the non-vascular portion of the meniscus, are not amenable to repair. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Fairly common: Only cases that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, are candidates for surgical ligament reconstruction. ...Read more

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Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Acl: Yes. These injuries require surgery especially if the meniscus tear is causing pain or your knee to lock up. ...Read more

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How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair of cartilage: We surgically repair torn meniscus cartilage and add prp to augment the repair. We use a stem cell paste graft to repair damaged articular cartilage. ...Read more

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I have a torn lateral meniscus. Will the knee scope surgery hurt?

Duh!: Yes it will hurt some because it is surgery. But you wouldn't be thinking about surgery if your knee didn't hurt from the meniscal injury. The surgery is done arthroscopically and is a same day surgery. You are put to sleep. You will be given medications to help with post-op pain. You may be on crutches a few days if swelling is significant but will transition off quickly. Rehab starts soon. ...Read more

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Have a possible torn meniscus, does a knee brace help til surgery?

Have a possible torn meniscus, does a knee brace help til surgery?

Some: A serious knee brace helps people with an unstable knee prevent further knee damage until surgery is done. For just the meniscus tear, some people are more comfortable in a brace, but it's not "helping" the problem. That being said, it's not hurting either. Some of my patients like them, but i would not recommend paying a lot unless your knee has torn ligaments, . ...Read more

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How long could a torn ACL arthroscopy procedure take?

How long could a torn ACL arthroscopy procedure take?

Varies: Average 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Depends on actual procedures performed which could include meniscal repairs and cartilage work. Possibly as long as 3 hours. ...Read more

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How is a labrum tear repaired?

How is a labrum tear repaired?

Suture anchors: Your surgeon places small (usually about 3 mm) plastic or metal screws into the adjacent bone. These anchors have sutures threaded into them, which are then passed through the labrum, and tied to secure the labrum to the bone. This is done in similar ways for both the labrum in the shoulder and the labrum in the hip. ...Read more

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Could a meniscus hip tear be cured without surgery?

Could a meniscus hip tear be cured without surgery?

Labral repair possib: Labral repair rather than excision is possible in some cases. This is done arthroscopically and is a same day surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Do minor meniscus tears require surgery or can it repair itself?

Do minor meniscus tears require surgery or can it repair itself?

NO BLOOD SUPPLY: You can live with the symptoms if you are low acdtivity person; otherwise you need surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Farr
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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A common knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, gets torn or stretched.. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your ...Read more