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Can you explain a knee scope for a meniscus tear?

Can you explain a knee scope for a meniscus tear?

Easy: Arthroscopy is minimally invasive procedure that entails making access points to the affected joints (holes) through which inspection is carried out. Then instruments are introduced in the joint cavity and whatever arthritis is seen is "cleaned up" and the torn meniscus/ligaments are sewn. ...Read more

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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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I had a knee scope to fix a torn meniscus in february. I still had pain 6 months later so i had another MRI which showed another tear on the other sid?

I had a knee scope to fix a torn meniscus in february. I still had pain 6 months later so i had another MRI which showed another tear on the other sid?

MRI knee: Sounds like you need to discuss it with your orthopedic surgeon. It may or may not be a significant new tear. There may be other issues of arthritis, etc. That may be causing your pain. ...Read more

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How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing football I had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?

How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing football I had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?

Should ask your M.D.: You should definitely discuss any level of return to play with your surgeon. The answer will depend upon whether the meniscus tear was repaired or simply debrided. Debrided or partially removed meniscal tears usually allow for an earlier return to sports than does a repair. ...Read more

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Constant hip ache/pain worse when resting, can't get comfortable. Had knee arthroscopy 4 weeks ago for torn meniscus but had hip pain prior to op?

Constant hip ache/pain worse when resting, can't get comfortable. Had knee arthroscopy 4 weeks ago for torn meniscus but had hip pain prior to op?

Possibly ITB : Many potential causes, one of the moe common is known as ileotibial band syndrome, which runs down the outside of the hip, down the lateral thigh, and inserts on the outside of the knee. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have a lot of pain and have trouble walking 2 weeks after knee arthroscopy for a torn meniscus and arthritis clean out?

Is it normal to still have a lot of pain and have trouble walking 2 weeks after knee arthroscopy for a torn meniscus and arthritis clean out?

Not normal, but: any surgery has a side effects and pain is one of them. After the knee arthroscopy it is expected to have pain up to 3-4 weeks. However, there are many good painkillers for acute pain available. Please, call your surgeon for pain medication adjustment post-op appointment. You should not suffer. ...Read more

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26, knee oa - meniscus tear/ scope surgery 10 yrs ago - was ncaa athlete. Drs say distal femoral osteotomy. Can i improve my alignment w/ pt instead of surgery? Now low impact lifestyle and no pain

26, knee oa -  meniscus tear/ scope surgery 10 yrs ago - was ncaa athlete. Drs say distal femoral osteotomy. Can i improve my alignment w/ pt instead of surgery? Now low impact lifestyle and no pain

Somewhat: Yes, i would maximize physical therapy and an "unloader" knee brace, customized for your misalignment. This brace provides some realignment to you while weight-bearing. If you fail to see satisfactory results with conservative management, then an osteotomy could be helpful for you. Keep your weight at a healthy level, as this may be the #1 modifiable factor to prevent progression of your arthritis. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: Many arthroscopic procedures to fix minor tears or clean up the knee are unnecessary and unhelpful. Your issue is much more likely to be osteoarthritic pain than a true symptomatic tear. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

Evaluation: History-injury, clicking, pain , popping, giving way. Physical exam findings. Mri. Surgery. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Lu
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Knee Arthroscopy (Definition)

A scope (arthroscope) is inserted into the knee to allow visual examination of the structures in the knee for diagnosis. Operative arthroscopy of the knee allows treatment of specific problems without an incision ...Read more