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Does A Labrum Tear Always Mean Automatic Surgery
Not necessarily.: If you are referring to you shoulder, it would depend on your age, function, intended activities and extent. You should see an orthopedist with expertise in the shoulder for an opinion and perhaps a 2nd or 3rd opinion. If young and active and significant tear, most likely an intervention will be needed. For an older more sedentary person, it may be debatable as to need for surgery. Get opinon! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on what type and where the meniscal tear you have is. Some tears are in the periphery in which there is good blood and healing is most likely to occur. Meniscal sparing surgery is more likely to result in better outcome then meniscectomy ( less likely to advance to degenerative changes). ...Read more
What does a slight superior meniscus root displacement mean? Does it mean a tear at the meniscus? Treament options if any?
Depends: Are you looking at MRI report? Superior means top and root is at the back attachment of the meniscus. The meniscus does have mobility and can move in relation to the position of the knee. If the meniscus is displaced from the capsule then yes, it could be a tear. Swelling, localized joint pain, locking or giving way are signs of possible meniscal problems. Treatment depends on how it effects you. ...Read more
Had shoulder surgery for what was thought to be a partial tear in rotator cuff. Why does the rotator cuff show some fray?
Fraying = Tearing: Your diagnosis and treatment so far are not fully clear from your question. Fraying is the same as tearing and it just depends on the severity. You can learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm it is important to have a clear diagnosis and treatment plan prior to moving ahead with surgery. Get a second or third opinion if you aren't fully comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately yes: The tissues around the shoulder generally does not heal without surgery. However, sometimes non-operative management can achieve symptom relief and return of function despite the residual structural abnormality. Your orthopedic surgeon can inform you regarding the potential outcome with non-operative management for your particular shoulder problem. ...Read more
Is a slight superior displaced meniscus root a diagnosis on a mri? What does that mean? Does it require surgery to fix? I am having extreme pain knee
More info: Sounds like you may have a tear of the root or horn of your meniscus. Root tears with pain and mechanical symptoms or swelling may require surgery. Depending on how it is torn really determines if it can be fixed. Repairs in patients older than 40 typically don't do well so usually this is partially removed. Root tears in general can lead to progressive arthritis and aren't good tears to have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle injury: Two answers. Yes it is a complete tear. Surgery? it depends on how unstable or painful as you heal and rehab and what you do physically as well as other medical conditions. 10 to 30% of surgeries have chronic post op complications. You and your doctor need to consider and benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotator cuff have bilateral full thickness tear 10mm anterior to posterior and 11 mm medial to lateral is this surgery painful does this mean 2 tears?
They're fixable: We generally think in terms of centimeters - if both shoulders have similar size tears, then they are in the 'small' category, 1-2 cm in size. As long as the tissue quality is good and the mris are recent, they should be repairable, likely arthroscopically. However, the full recovery time is in the 3-6 month range regardless. As for pain, that depends more on the patient than the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, weakness: If you have a tear, you may lose some motion and strength. Also you may have some pain especially with overhead activities and external rotation of the shoulder. Obviously, if it is your nondominant arm a mild decrease in motion or strength will probably not prevent you from performing routine activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to have reconstructive hip surgery soon to repair a labrum tear, re build cartilage and remove an osteophyte. What does all this involve?
Does a full-thickness tear of the Achilles Tendon mean a complete rupture? Or does it mean that there is a tear going though the entire tendon depth?
Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?
@ Ur age it means U-: -have injured it sometime along the way. MRI's may miss tears, with that in mind,U should C an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Studies have shown that an exam can B more reliable than the MRI. Only by 1-2 %. Obviously U have symptoms so C ortho sports med. ...Read more
Yes: Generally yes. Neither a torn meniscus nor an acl tear will heal itself. Surgical trim or repair of the meniscus will likely improve your pain. Acl reconstructions are done at all ages in active individuals. It is not mandatory to fix the acl, but the knee will remain somewhat unstable which can lead to future injuries. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What does postoperative changes secondary to distal clavicle excision&acromioplasty , otherwise negative shoulder mean? Is my rotator torn?
No.: It means the radiologist saw changes in your x-rays that are consistent with the surgery they performed on you. If you did not have any surgery, than it's time to verify the reading with the doctor. ...Read more
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
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