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Complex Medial Meniscus Tear
Had a complex medial meniscus tear 3 weeks ago. Still limping and pain around the joint. I don't see an orthopod for at least 6 months. How soon does it need to be see & will early arthoscopy be better?
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
Does twisting your knee to the left or right with pain indicate a medial meniscus tear? If i move my knee that way the pain is unbearable
Sounds like tear: What you are describing in orthopedics is called the apley's test and is characteristic of a meniscus tear. Similar pain can occur if you have some arthritis in this compartment of the joint. Agree that you should see an orthopedic surgeon particularly if catching, swelling and/or giving way is occurring. They will consider an MRI to better define the pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an untreated grade 2 medial meniscus tear. What are the precautions I should take when swimming? or shouldn't I swim at all?
None usually: Most meniscal tears can be treated non operatively. Swimming is a great exercise for those with arthritis and joint issues. With this limited info I would suggest continuing to be active and avoid deep knee bends and cutting activities. You can also get a virtual second opinion and post your MRI. ...Read more
In MRI report, they told me lateral and medial meniscus tear. Can i get it corrected by excercise/medicine etc? How to confirm if i need surgery?
See ORS: A meniscus tear may feel better w/nsaids and pt but the meniscus will not heal w/this treatment.Turning, twisting and squatting activities may further tear the meniscus.They generally cause pain, sometimes popping or'catching' and swelling.See your ors.The tx. Of choice is arthroscopy w/meniscus repair vs. Resection. ...Read more
Explain medial meniscus tear within mid substance of meniscus with myxoid degenerative signal within posterior horn plz. Treating etc?
Meniscus tears: Recommend formal consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. Consider a virtual consult. ...Read more
Is surgery the only way to fix a medial meniscus tear in the knee? Can someone having burning and there knee?
Knee surgery: A meniscal tear can be treated conservatively or non operatively with physical therapy and a knee sleeve understanding of course that this will not "heal" the tear. As long as one is not experiencing "locking" symptoms and decreased range of motion with stiffness -assuming of course you do not have dramatic arthritis there is no immediate rush for knee arthroscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My knee hurts to pedal a stationary bike. I can't go forward I can only go backwards. I do have a medial meniscus tear? Help
See ortho doc: You answered your own question with the diagnosed menus all tear. This can be helped with arthroscopic surgery. Your bicycle is loading the joint, creating pressure on the tear and causing pain. Topical prescription and oral NSAIDS will reduce the inflammation. Using a reclining bike that shifts your weight will allow you to pedal a lot further with outs generating this pain. ...Read more
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