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Complex Meniscal Tear Treatment
Torn cartilage: 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 need surgery to fix. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Had MRI on knee showed meniscal tear, tendentis, bursitis, benign lesion on cartilage. What is yr opinion on treatment? .
Depends on your main: symptoms. If knee is hurting and "gives way" when you walk, then a Scope surgery to get rid of the Meniscal tear; which also provides an opportunity to look at all other structures. Lesion on Cartilage, might look benign, But a biopsy could be done, to confirms it is Benign, The bursitis/tendonitis, if still persists can be treated by the NSAIDs and PT/exercises, heat/cold packs etc. Good Luck. ...Read more
What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?
Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear thats folded behind horn?
Surgery: Surgical repair is usually indicated for those injuries. Thankfully, they can usually be done arthroscopically with an overall excellent out ome in most cases. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Yes: Not every meniscus tear requires surgery. Some meniscus tears if they are in the "red zone"area where they get blood supply may heal. Others that are in the "white zone" that do not have a good blood supply may not heal. Physical therapy can strengthen the muscles supporting the knee and will often help. Your doctor can help you decide on conservative versus surgical treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although we are always working to improve care, we have not developed a way to repair or fix all meniscal tears. The meniscus itself is part of the problem as its healing potential is low. We just don't have great ways of manipulating biology yet. Luckily, we can treat the pain and symptoms that they cause in the mean time. ...Read more
I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?
Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!
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