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Doctor insights on: Flap Tear Medial Meniscus

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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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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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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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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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What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

Surgery: Because meniscus tissue is cartilage and has a poor ability to heal, the standard treatment is an arthroscopic meniscus repair or meniscectomy. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for medial meniscus tears?

Depends...: Treatment of meniscus tears depend on your age, the type of tear, the amount of pain you are having, if you have any other issues (arthritis, ligament injures). Not all tears require treatment --- only some tears require treatment. Some can be treated observation, rest, activity modification, some tears will feel better with therapy, and others may require surgery. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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