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Flap Tear Medial Meniscus
Complex degenerative type tear of the body and posterior horn of the medial meniscus with small 4 mm flap in the medial tibial gutter and large poster?
Arthroscopy: Sound like a tear perfectoy treated with arthroscopoy ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The root of the meniscus get torn and displace into the joint. ...Read more
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
Linear tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, was painful few weeks ago, now it feels is getting better can this be possible is good or bad?
Yes: Symptoms related to a meniscal tear can improve with time depending on the type tear that is present. A linear tear as you have described is just such a tear. You may be able to treat this conservatively and never require surgery. A "bucket handle" tear on the other hand typically does not get better with time. None will actually "heal" with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How should I treat a grade 2 intrameniscal tear within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus?
Quad strengthening: Most grade 2 intrameniscal tears do not cause significant pain. There is more of a likelyhood that you have hamstring and pes tendinitis (which sits in the same region as the meniscus). It is likely you are limping and favoring the knee (hyperextending), causing more pain in the hamstrings. With quad exercises, most of those symptoms will resolve. No need for knee arthroscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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