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Does A Tear In The Knee Cartilage Always Need To Be Fixed Surgically
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Can an undersurface tear of the supraspinatus tendon be seen visually using arthroscopy and if so can it also be repaired arthroscopicaly?
If no a full tear...: ...only fraying, it is usually just shaved to smooth it out. if it 50%or larger depending on what it looks like , it most likely will B repaired. ...Read more
Can a large tear in the elbow tendon need to be surgically repaired or casted. Arthritis has now set it and a bone spur has appeared on the epicondyle?
If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?
If the knee hurts with a medial mensicus displacement should you have surgery to fix the displacement?
Can a displaced meniscus root get worse if not operated on? My knee feels so full is can the meniscus tear in the back of the knee?
When a orthopedic surgeon does surgery do they look under the patella? What causes locking and giving way of the knee joint? Could this be meniscus
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?
How is a displaced meniscus tear from its attachment of the rim of the knee structure fixed? Please explain or can it be fixed?
How is a displace superior displaced meniscus repaired? Or can it be repaired? Is that is what is cause my knee to lock and click with pain?
Meniscus tears: In individuals above the age of 20 or so are typically not repairable and often require partial excision. This often takes care of any pain, swelling and discomfort. Yes it is what is causing your pain. See an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Does a displaced meniscal root cause locking of the knee when you try to straighten the leg? Is surgery the only option to fix a displacement?
Can a ligament tear in the knee cause pain when straightening the leg? Can a ligament tear be seen on a MRI ? Please explain thank you for everything
What does a displacement of the meniscus root mean? Is a ACL sprain considered a tear? Unable to straighten knee could it be patella femoral pain?
Knee issues: Root of the meniscus is the part which attaches to the bone, if it is displaced then it is probably torn,.Yes Acl sprain indicates a partial tear of some of the millions of fibers can that make up the entire Acl ligament. Inability to straighten ones knee completely has many reasons. If you have a recent onset of that u need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Surgery: Surgery is indicated, and depending on the location of the tear and the quality of the tissue, a repair or a meniscectomy (removal of the torn portion) is indicated. ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, we can tear the meniscal cartilage in the knee. In younger patients, this is usually the result of significant trauma, such as a sports injury. As we age, sometime a patient can tear the cartilage with minimal trauma or a twisting injury to the knee. Some patients cannot remember the exact injury to the knee, since at the time the injury did not seem significant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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