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Cause Of Knee Meniscus Tear
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
Torn left knee meniscus twice, torn right achillis tendon, and symptoms of right knee meniscus tear after mri, no trauma, what could be the cause?!
Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear. Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and tear from repetitive activities such as running basketball and other pseudotraumatic sports i would work a lot on strengthening and plyometrics to help prevent further problems. ...Read more
I left medicine collazen, codiene , camzak after 8 months after knee meniscus tear i m better n started glycosamine n chronditin onmy own is it ok?
I had a meniscectomy a year ago for a painful right knee meniscus tear. My knee still hurts and pops. Do i need to have a revision? I had to pay cash.
Depends on dx.: Whether you have to have your knee 're- scoped' depends on your present diagnosis . If you have retorn your meniscus then probably yes. If your knee is hurting because of concomitant knee pathology ( associated arthritic changes) then possibly not... Other treatments may be helpful. Get a precise diagnosis from your surgeon and realistic expectations of prognosis . Best of luck! ...Read more
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! ...Read more
If I have a meniscus tear and don't go to the doctor immediately could it cause severe damage or permanent damage to me knee?
What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?
Giving way: Meniscal tears usually cause mechanical instability. The primary symptom is buckling or giving out. A displaced meniscus can cause the knee to lock. The meniscal root is where it attaches either in the front or back of the knee. Depending on your age it can be repaired or removed but is almost always a surgical treatment. See a good orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when someone has a titled tibia? Could that be the cause of clicking and clunking in the knee? Could that suggest a meniscus tear?
Genu varum/valgum: This means that the top flat part of your shin bone/tibia is not quite flat but is at an angle. Thas may cause your leg and knee to appear a bit askew. This can be congenital, arthritic or post-traumatic. See a knee specialist to see if anything can or even should be done. ...Read more
Does a meniscus tear cause a knee to click at the joint line? I have a hard time bending and extending my knee because it get stuck please help
Knee clicking: In the setting of a bucket handle or flipped meniscal tear, knee locking will occur. This may cause the patient to experience sharp clicking and ensuing locking. Painless clicking at the joint line with minimal pain can occur with a plica type syndrome or thickened synovium. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does medial meniscus tear get worser at night? And does it cause a "pulsation" feeling just behind the knee? I have knee MRI also. Thanks.
Ortho question what causes swelling in the knee? Hurts to twist it from right to left is this a meniscus tear? What is a meniscus cyst? Please explain
Meniscal tears: Pain and swelling are very common symptoms of a meniscal tear. If it has been going on for more than a month i would see an orthopedic surgeon to get x-rays and probably an mri. Meniscal tears typically don't heal and require arthroscopic surgery to fix them. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: That often is the case with a posterior horn tear. ...Read more
Depends on…: Location of tear & degree of tear & types of activities u r involved in. Actions that involve rapid change of direction on weight-bearing knee can exacerbate injury. Simple walking shouldn't cause problems unless a piece of cartilage tears free (joint mouse) & catches, causing decreased range of motion. Follow up with orthopedic/sports medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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