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I have a torn medial meniscus and have been avoiding surgery for past 2 years. Are there any good alternatives that accomplish the same thing?

I have a torn medial meniscus and have been avoiding surgery for past 2 years. Are there any good alternatives that accomplish the same thing?

No real alternatives: A meniscal tear that is symptomatic can be analogous to having a rock in your shoe. You can continue walking and having symptoms, or you could undergo arthroscopy to have the injured portion of the torn meniscus removed. Ice, elevation, physical therapy, nsaids are all reasonable to try, but when symptoms persist for greater than 3-6 months, surgery is a great option. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can be done to treat a grade 2 signal on posterior horn of medial meniscus?

What kind of exercises can be done to treat a grade 2 signal on posterior horn of medial meniscus?

Any exercise: By exercising your are not directly treating the meniscus but improving the conditioning and strength of the lower extremity. This will reduce the likelihood of knee injuries and subsequent meniscus injury. When exercising focus on core/hip/knee/leg/ankle. ...Read more

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Fit 59 y o f : parrot-beak tear post horn of medial meniscus. Swelling / pain intermitt x 5mo. Recs for specific nonsurg options - exercises?

Fit 59 y o f : parrot-beak tear post horn of medial meniscus. Swelling / pain intermitt x 5mo. Recs for specific nonsurg options - exercises?

Surg best: Unlikely that non surg will do it here with a parrot beak tear which is unlikely to heal on it's own

discuss arthroscopic surg with your orthopedic surgeon it is pretty likely to help a lot. ...Read more

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Mri says "questionable tear posterior horn medial meniscus" but it's been hurting for 4month & I just lost insurance. What exercises can I do at home?

Mri says "questionable tear posterior horn medial meniscus" but it's been hurting for 4month & I just lost insurance. What exercises can I do at home?

I feel your pain.: This may be "pay now or pay more later" some of the things a person cannot get online are surgical care and pt. We can only guide a person to the right info/providers, and I will share your q with orthopedics and physiatry doctors. Mobility in the sense of being able to ambulate/walk well is required for so many things now, since you are young, and later in life. Ask for ways to get financial help. ...Read more

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My doctor has diagnosed me with a torn medial meniscus in my right knee. He says the surgery is fairly quick, but how long should the recovery take?

My doctor has diagnosed me with a torn medial meniscus in my right knee. He says the surgery is fairly quick, but how long should the recovery take?

Depends on…: Condition of leg muscles that support the knee & how extensive the meniscus tear is. Pro athletes recover in about 2 weeks due to strong quadriceps & hamstring muscles & intensive physical therapy. The rest of us may take 4-6 weeks or more depending on above conditions. Orthopedic surgeon can give u better estimate based on your case. ...Read more

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I am planning for arthroscopic knee surgery for medial meniscus tear. I have heard they will trim of torn miniscus, isn't it reason for early arthritis?

I am planning for arthroscopic knee surgery for medial meniscus tear. I have heard they will trim of torn miniscus, isn't it reason for early arthritis?

No: Having surgery does not cause arthritis in and of itself. Injuring your knee/tearing the meniscus may lead to arthritis whether you have surgery or not. Once the meniscus is torn it (the torn part) is not functional. The reason for surgery is to eliminate pain and/or mechanical symptoms (locking, catching). You may develop arthritis in future from injury, not the surgery itself. ...Read more

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Is a torn medial meniscus operable in teens? I was told that my 15 yr old most likely has torn cartiladge in his knee from an auto accident two years ago when he jammed his knee on the dashboard. I don't know yet if the tear was missed on the original mri

Is a torn medial meniscus operable in teens? I was told that my 15 yr old most likely has torn cartiladge in his knee from an auto accident two years ago when he jammed his knee on the dashboard. I don't know yet if the tear was missed on the original mri

The Good News: The good news: a meniscus tear is repairable and most likely to heal in this age group.

I can't determine from your question if a meniscus tear has been diagnosed. If it has, and your son has had 2 years of knee pain, surgery may be a reasonable option.

I can add a comment later if you would like to add any additional info. ...Read more

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3rd cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in knee from torn medial meniscus. Bothering me today worse. Is this pain normal? Will it subside & how long? Injured 3 yrs ago

3rd cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in knee from torn medial meniscus. Bothering me today worse. Is this pain normal? Will it subside & how long? Injured 3 yrs ago

See Specialist: If you are still having pain with knee after an injury 3 years ago I would definitely make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist for further evaluation and workup. Your recurrent pain could be a mechanical issue that requires surgery. The longer you wait the worse your knee could get. ...Read more

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How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

Many ways: Twisting when knee flexed @ about 30 degrees, worse if u r struck from the side in this position. Twisting in a deep knee squat, again worse if struck while in this position. Also twisting while walking on uneven ground. There r more ways but these r common mechanism of injury. ...Read more

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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

Injury.: Usually a twisting/pivoting injury to the knee can cause that. Sometimes it could be a degenerative tear, without an injury. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a root tear to have a displaced medial meniscus?

No.: It can be a bucket handle tear, that can displace and give you a locked knee. ...Read more

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What doe trunaction of the free edge of the mdy of the medial meniscus mean?

What doe trunaction of the free edge of the mdy of the medial meniscus mean?

Small size.: It means that the meniscus is smaller than normal. It could be developmental. It could be from prior surgery. It could be representative of a tear where part has separated. ...Read more

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Is this most likely related to the medial meniscus I had removed 30 years ago?

Is this most likely related to the medial meniscus I had removed 30 years ago?

Possibly: When the meniscus tears, fragments of it can be trimmed so that the joint works better and is not as painful. If the entire meniscus was removed, it is likely that the joint will become arthritic over a period of 10-20 years. If only a part of the meniscus was removed, it is possible to re tear the remainder. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with completely removing your medial meniscus?

Accelerated wear: The cartilage on the end of your femur and tibia can now wear down faster. That's why we try to just trim the torn portion and leave the rest. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of medial meniscus surgery?

What are the dangers of medial meniscus surgery?

Few: This is the most commonly performed ortho surgery. Risks include bleeding, pain, infection, damage to nerves (specifically the saphenous) and blood vessels, worsening arthritis down the road if part of the meniscus must be removed, failure of a repair to heal, chance of recurrent tear, failure of pain to resolve. These are all very infrequent and this is typically a very safe procedure. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus injury is where?

Medial meniscus injury is where?

Let me explain: In the knee on the inside part of it. Thank. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus tear, does it heal?

Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is a medial meniscus root displacement?

What is a medial meniscus root displacement?

Please see the pic: Medial meniscus root displacement? When the meniscus tear happened in the attachment to the knee and get out it is place. It could happened to medial and lateral meniscus. ...Read more

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Super nervous about medial meniscus surgery. What to expect?

Super nervous about medial meniscus surgery. What to expect?

Expectations: These surgeries are almost always done arthroscopically - through small incisions - therefore there is usually little recovery time. In rare cases, a meniscal repair is done, which can be more painful, and which usually requires protected weightbearing, which then lengthens the recovery time. Other than that, most patients do fine with medial meniscus surgery and recover quickly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

Yes yes: To answer this again yes it is a tear and it can be treated surgically
you should really see and discuss this with an orthopedic surgeon fact to face to get this problem delt with
best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What is a medial meniscus displacement? What can be done to fix the displacement?

What is a medial meniscus displacement? What can be done to fix the displacement?

Out of place: My guess: displacement means it is pushed/displaced from its original location from some type of injury/trauma i.E a tear. If it is slight and not causing pain, you may not nee to do anything. If it is causing some discomort, motrin/aleve and physical therapy/knee rehab may help. If still persistent, you may need to see an ortho for a possible surgical correction.
Consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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The medial meniscus is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

The medial meniscus is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

Knee locking: There is most likely pain also. This is a surface that allows the knee to move smoothly. It is usually associated with a tear from a trauma. ...Read more

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Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that their is a tear at the meniscus? Please explain.

Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that their is a tear at the meniscus? Please explain.

Probably: Obviously you are referring to an MRI result
it the patient is symptomatic by symptoms and exam,
they will likely undergo arthroscopic. Evaluation and potential menisectomy
as recently as last week I performed an arthroscopy on a patient with firm physical findings but vague MRI findings
one must put the whole pic together and do whatever is necessary to get the patient better. ...Read more

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Does a medial meniscus displacement mean that there is a derangement at that menicus? How is it fixed the displacement?

Surgery: Unless the tear is very small, the meniscus often does not heal. Surgical repair or removal may be required. ...Read more

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What can be done for a displaced meniscus or extrusion of the medial meniscus? I was told to live with it but I can't please explain and help me

What can be done for a displaced meniscus or extrusion of the medial meniscus? I was told to live with it but I can't please explain and help me

Conservative: At your young age this can be treated with injections including viscosupplementation as well as an unloaded brace if you have a thin leg. Other options are low impact exercise, physical therapy, weight loss, nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I had medial meniscus tear repaired 4 1/2 months ago, I still have pain and a knot where the repair was, it is painful to the touch, is this normal?

No: No not really normal to have pain so far after surgery. I would schedule a Followup with your surgeon to discuss directly. Repeat MRI may be of benefit. ...Read more

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What does medial meniscus of the posterior root mean when it says extruded an attenuated? Does this suggest a tear? Please explain I need help in pain

Medial meniscus.: The meniscus serves as a cushion within the knee. Your findings may suggest that your meniscus is either worn down (from wear and tear) or torn. Regardless, there does seem to be some pathology there which requires attention. ...Read more

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Two years ago I was operated on with the injury to the medial meniscus bucket handle I started walking just after a month and now I continue with pain?

Two years ago I was operated on with the injury to the medial meniscus bucket handle I started walking just after a month and now I continue with pain?

Let me try to help: Having a pain after this kind of surgery means to me that you have some things happened to the knee, most likely arthritis or you have other problems happened after to cause the pain. ...Read more