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Doctor insights on: Complex Tear Anterior Horn Lateral Meniscus

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How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

Yes I would consider: Surgery the tear will not fix itself. Recovery depends on whether it is repaired or resected. If it is repaired (usually if you are young 25 or so and under) them recovery can be 6-8 weeks. If it is resected 2-3 weeks.

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I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?

I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?

Did they say why?: Did your doctor (s) at the VA say why they "refuse" to treat you? Do they think the risks outweigh the benefits? Have they offered physical therapy or other alternatives to surgery? Without treatment, your symptoms will continue & likely get worse. Internal damage to the knee (with or w/o surgery) can contribute to arthritis. You need answers to these questions! Please ask! Best wishes.

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Hello, few months back I met with an accident, the MRI results says-horizontal tear of anterior, posterior horn and body of lateral meniscus, pleasehelp?

Hello, few months back I met with an accident, the MRI results says-horizontal tear of anterior, posterior horn and body of lateral meniscus, pleasehelp?

Immobilization: Casting may help, but, depending on the severity of the tear, surgical intervention may be indicated.

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What knee MRI mean? Lateral meniscus: abnormal anterior horn at and adjacent to the root ligament attachment. Tear and early meniscal cyst formation.

What knee MRI mean? Lateral meniscus: abnormal anterior horn at and adjacent to the root ligament attachment. Tear and early meniscal cyst formation.

Old cartilage tear: The cyst means the year is old. The tear is in the front where the meniscus attaches to the inner front of the joint.

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Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Lateral meniscus: Hard to fully say without seeing the actual MRI image. There are many anatomical variants. It may just be a degenerative anterior horn lateral meniscus or a possible tear.

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Radial tear type body segment lateral meniscus. Radial type tear posterior horn lateral meniscus. Can be repaired or just snipped off?

Radial tear type body segment lateral meniscus. Radial type tear posterior horn lateral meniscus. Can be repaired or just snipped off?

Knee scope: Most tears of the meniscus are best treated with a partial menisectomy, or "snipping" off the torn meniscal tissue. Repairs are usually reserved for patients under the age of 30, if the tear is in the vascular zone of the meniscus.

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I had a vertical tear on medial meniscus in posterior horn and a radial tear on lateral meniscus in posterior aspect, do I need to go for surgery?

I had a vertical tear on medial meniscus in posterior horn and a radial tear on lateral meniscus in posterior aspect, do I need to go for surgery?

Possibly: Really depends on your pain and symptoms. If you are having swelling or mechanical clicking or catching you may need a scope to address the tears. You are young so the vertical tear still may be salvageable as well as the lateral tear. Want to try to preserve as much meniscus as possible in your age so would advise seeing someone fellowship trained in sports or complex arthrscopic knee techniques.

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My MRI says " chronic changes of the medial meniscus with complex tearing of the posterior horn noted. Lateral meniscus in intact". Will surgery help?

My MRI says " chronic changes of the medial meniscus with complex tearing of the posterior horn noted. Lateral meniscus in intact". Will surgery help?

Yes: If u are having medial (inside) knee pain w/ swelling and or " catching " and are in good health arthroscopic meniscal repair vs. Resection can be helpful. If you are overweight and have significant associated knee arthritis your chances of improving after the " scope" are lessened. See a board certified ors who is proficient @ knee arthroscopy. Good luck!

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The MRI suggests : complete discoid lateral meniscus with oblique tear in ant horn. Grade 2 signal involving body and posterior horn of med meniscus?

Discoid meniscus: Discoid meniscus is a developmental variant in which your meniscus (supporting cushion within the knee) is abnormally large and is predisposed to being torn. Meniscal tears may result in pain and joint locking, and may eventually lead to early osteoarthritis. You should discuss your options with an orthopedic surgeon.

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Athroscopic debridement & menisectomy, partial medial & lateral. Grd1 oa changes lt medial femoral condyle, large posterior horn tear lateral meniscus?

Athroscopic debridement & menisectomy, partial medial & lateral. Grd1 oa changes lt medial femoral condyle, large posterior horn tear lateral meniscus?

Yikes: The wear on your lateral side and lateral meniscus tear is a not great. The lateral meniscus is responsible for balancing and distribution of force more so than the medial. Be very cautious returning to plant and pivot sports.

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My right knee was pained after squatting for some days then I went through mri:torn in anterior horn of lateral meniscus, should I need surgury?

My right knee was pained after squatting for some days then I went through mri:torn in anterior horn of lateral meniscus, should I need surgury?

Arthroscopy can help: Arthroscopic debridement or repair is indicated to treat a meniscal tear that continues to be symptomatic with mechanical symptoms such as pain and catching despite adequate nonoperative remedies such as rest, ice, compression and anti-inflammatory medications.

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Grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus. Grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus. Knee surgery?

Grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus. Grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus. Knee surgery?

Meniscal tears: Typically grade 3 meniscal tears require surgery in young patients. Goal is preservation of the meniscus.So if it has torn in the zone where it has a good blood supply, it can be sutured and can heal. If it is torn away from the blood supply. It requires partial removal of the torn portion. All done by an experienced Orthopaedic knee surgeon.

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What does hetergenity signal of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus attachment root mean? What does the patella apex body mean? Please help

What does hetergenity signal of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus attachment root mean? What does the patella apex body mean? Please help

Likely meniscal tear: The imaging suggests that you have problems with the cartilage in your knee. If your clinical symptoms, e.g. knee pain, clicking with walking, are persistent, then these results indicate significant cartilage problems in your knee; You need an orthopedic consult to assess the need for surgery.

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What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly at the level of the lateral plateau, abnormal posterior horn of lateral meniscus mean?

What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly at the level of the lateral plateau, abnormal posterior horn of lateral meniscus mean?

Arthitis: Arthritis at metacarpo-phlangeal joint in the most common type of arthritis we see in middle age people causing pain in the base of the thumb.

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Doctor, For Mucoid Degeneration in Posterior Horn of Medial and Lateral Meniscus, any other treatment except Surgery such as medication, exercises?

Doctor, For Mucoid Degeneration in Posterior Horn of Medial and Lateral Meniscus, any other treatment except Surgery such as medication, exercises?

Avoid future....: ...stress, such as deep squats, no twisting in a squat position such as a fast pitch softball league or baseball. B careful in twisting sport as tennis, . Many times a nonfunctional brace like a neoprene sleeve will help. It does so by sending 2 Ur brain subconscious proprioception signals & in turn U subconsciously protect U knee by being more careful with no thinking.