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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

Injury.: Usually a twisting/pivoting injury to the knee can cause that. Sometimes it could be a degenerative tear, without an injury. ...Read more

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Are bunions & ACL tears related? Having bunion cause ACL tear?

Are bunions & ACL tears related? Having bunion cause ACL tear?

No.: They are not related. to tear your ACL, you have to incur a traumatic injury to the knee. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injuries ?

What are the common symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injuries ?

Varies, usually none: Symptoms of a PCL rupture can vary. It may be associated with pain, swelling and a feeling of unsteadiness, but more often than not they may have no noticeable symptoms. Some report a feeling of unsteadyness or insecurity, others pain around the knee cap. Some report pain when running, especially slowing down/stopping, going up/down stairs or ramps, or squatting/kneeling. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of a posterior horn meniscus tear?

Jumping/twisting: Posterior horn indicates the location of the tear. Meniscus injuries from activity most commonly occur in sports that involve jumping and twisting. Examples include basketball and volleyball. This could also occur from jumping off a chair or loading dock. See your doctor for definitive treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there different symtoms in a ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Are there different symtoms in a ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Effusion (swelling): An acl tear can often include an mcl tear that occurs at the same time. An acl tear generally causes bleeding in the knee joint caused by tearing the blood vessels around the acl. This causes a very fast swelling of the knee joint (usually without the hour). An isolated mcl tear usually does not swell inside the knee and causes pain on the inner portion of the knee, where the mcl tore. ...Read more

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Following is the MRI report of my right knee, 1.Partial tear of acl 2.Moderate joint effusion 3.Tear of popliteofibular ligament. Natural cure ?

Following is the MRI report of my right knee, 

1.Partial tear of acl
2.Moderate joint effusion
3.Tear of popliteofibular ligament.

Natural cure ?

Not likely: Ligaments have poor vascular supply, so the likelihood of complete healing after an injury is low. The acl tear could scar somewhat, but injury to the latter represents damage to one of the posterolateral corner structures which is an important stabilizer to the knee and which could predispose to further knee damage. ...Read more

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Types of meniscal tears and their remedies?

Types of meniscal tears and their remedies?

See below: Meniscal tears are described by the meniscus involved (medial or lateral), the portion of the meniscus involved (for example, posterior horn tear is in posterior part of meniscus), and further characteristics of the year itself (partial, complete, degenerative, bucket handle, etc.) ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

What are the possible causes of retinal tears?

Retinal traction: Most retinal rears are caused by traction on the retina by the vitreous gel, sometimes in association with weaknesses in the retina related to high eye nearsightedness, retinal injuries, old retinal scarring, etc. As the eye ages, the vitreous gel naturally liquifies and detatches from the retina, a posterior retinal detachment. Residual areas of traction can cause retinal tears/detachment. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

Pain.: Pain radiating into the upper part of the arm, night pain, and an inability, or difficulty, raising your arm overhead. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury ?

Pain & Instability: Acl tears typically are painful, cause knee swelling, and cause the sensation of instability in the knee. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for medial meniscus tears?

Depends...: Treatment of meniscus tears depend on your age, the type of tear, the amount of pain you are having, if you have any other issues (arthritis, ligament injures). Not all tears require treatment --- only some tears require treatment. Some can be treated observation, rest, activity modification, some tears will feel better with therapy, and others may require surgery. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

How do the symptoms of an ACL tear differ from an MCL tear?

Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Knee MRI shows complete rupture of acl, inner margin tear of medial meniscus posterior horn and body w/mild partial thickness. what's usual treatment ?

Knee MRI shows complete rupture of acl, inner margin tear of medial meniscus posterior horn and body w/mild partial thickness. what's usual treatment ?

ACL injury : You'll likely need surgery. I usually recommend to my patients to get a second opinion and research your orthopedic surgeon before committing to surgery for ACL and meniscal repair . ...Read more

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What are the common causes of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries?

What are the common causes of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries?

Trauma or fall: Injuries to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments most commonly occur because of a traumatic injury (football tackle, soccer collision, etc) or a traumatic fall (skiing or snowboarding fall). Another cause could be from an auto accident (where the knees strike the lower dashboard area. Certainly there are other mechanisms for these injuries as well. ...Read more

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I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?

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I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?

No: The knee locking is typically caused by guarding from pain, so the locking in and of itself does not cause the tear to grow larger. If the knee truly locks and you really cannot move it at all then that is typically treated as a surgical emergency and you should contact your orthopedist urgently. ...Read more

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What causes retinal tears and detachments?

What causes retinal tears and detachments?

Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if the jelly pulls hard enough on the retina (especially in a thin or weak area) it can tear the retina which can subsequently detach. Other risk factors include myopia, cataract surgery, head/eye trauma, family history, lattice degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of swelling from a meniscus tear?

What are signs of swelling from a meniscus tear?

Joint irritation: Swelling of the knee is common with several different knee problems. When there is an effusion immediately after a knee injury, a possible cause is severe injury to an internal joint structure, like the anterior cruciate ligament or a fracture of the top of the shin bone. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tears naturale (artificial tears)?

What are the side effects of tears naturale (artificial tears)?

None: There are no side effects from this product. Rarely someone who is highly allergic may be allergic to the preservative in it. ...Read more

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What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

What are the differences in symptoms in an ACL tear and a MCL tear?

Instability.: Tears of either can make your knee feel unstable, but in different planes. The MCL tear will give you more pain over the inner side of your knee. ...Read more

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