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Fluid Can Be Seen On Capsular Seperation Of Body Of Meniscus
I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?
Did they say why?: Did your doctor (s) at the VA say why they "refuse" to treat you? Do they think the risks outweigh the benefits? Have they offered physical therapy or other alternatives to surgery? Without treatment, your symptoms will continue & likely get worse. Internal damage to the knee (with or w/o surgery) can contribute to arthritis. You need answers to these questions! Please ask! Best wishes. ...Read more
There is a apical truncation of the free edge of the body of the medial meniscus with some medial extrusion no tear seen what does this mean? Help
Osteoarthritis: This is typically seen with osteoarthritis. As the joint space narrows the meniscus can be extruded or pushed out of the joint space. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist if you are having pain. There are several treatment options including physical therapy, nsaid's, and injections. ...Read more
Radial tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, involving its inner half. Degenerative change of the body of the medial meniscus also noted. The prominent high signal seen posterior and posteromedial to the medial meniscus is suggestive of men
Arthroscopic surgery: Tears in the medial meniscus can be repaired, the torn piece removed, through arthroscopic surgery. It is much superior to open knee surgery. A good orthopedist can also clean up some of the degenerative changes in the knee during the procedure. General anesthesia not necessary. Recovery can be difficult and sometimes prolonged, but the long term results should be well worth it. ...Read more
Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of the medial meniscus. Would this cause pain during squating and climbing stairs?
Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of the medial meniscus no tear seen in MRI. Can't run, squat. Is surgery the answer?
Probably: The presence of a parameniscal cyst usually implies the meniscus is at least damaged. Not to mention causing pain. Best consult with an orthopedic surgeon for your options ...Read more
Inner free margin of the anterior horn, body, posterior horn is truncated. Indicating a bucket handle type tear versus prior inner 3rd meniscus trim?
My MRI says I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus. Am I going to need surgery?
Mri report says radial tear body is in inner third and potentially middle third body segment lateral meniscus?
What happens to a torn loose piece of meniscus in the knee? Does it get broken down and reabsorbed by the body?
Possibly: Theoretically yes, but a true loose body within the knee generally warrants surgical consideration, to minimize the potential damage that a loose body can cause to the joint. Much more common is a meniscus tear without a loose body - these will often heal with conservative treatment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my MRI says that I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus is shown do I need surgery?
Yes, if...: If you have meniscal tear symptoms (pain, catching, swelling) esp. W / twisting, pivoting or squatting and the MRI is well done than knee arthroscopy can be very helpful for horizontal, cleavage tears of the lateral meniscus. This type of tear is commonly seen w/ Bakers' cysts. See an experienced arthroscopist. Best of Luck! ...Read more
I have a radial tear at the junction of the body and posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is that 1 or 2 tears? I have 2 diagnosis.
Radial tear type body segment lateral meniscus. Radial type tear posterior horn lateral meniscus. Can be repaired or just snipped off?
Knee scope: Most tears of the meniscus are best treated with a partial menisectomy, or "snipping" off the torn meniscal tissue. Repairs are usually reserved for patients under the age of 30, if the tear is in the vascular zone of the meniscus. ...Read more
I have a horizontal oblique tear of lateral of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with complex tear in body of anterior horn of medial menicus
I have both a tear in the body of medial meniscus and a vertical tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is this common? Will surgery be re
Meniscal Tears: Medial meniscal tears are common in the knee. The type you describe is the most common tear, affecting both the body and posterior horn. Surgery is an option if you continue to have pain along the inner part of the knee and, especially, if you have mechanical symptoms (locking or catching of the knee) during range of motion. ...Read more
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
Mri shows oblique tearof the medial meniscus body which reaches the free edge...does this mean surgery for me? Is this a big tear?
Surgery an option: Debridement or limited partial removal of a torn meniscus is one of the most common Orthopaedic procedures performed. Not all meniscal tears, however, require surgery. Pain and mechanical symptoms thought due to the tear that persists for 6-12+ weeks despite adequate and appropriate nonoperative treatment (rest, ice, ace wrap, NSAIDs and therapy) makes a strong case for arthroscopic intervention. ...Read more
MRI: "Macerated anterior horn lateral meniscus with inferiorly surfacing tear. This may extend to to the mid body." Is this a bucket tear?
No,: It doesn't sound like a bucket handle tear ...Read more
Is the medial meniscus that is extruded and attenuated in appearance in towards the posterior root considered a tear? This was seen on the MRI.
Yes, either: The meniscus itself or the meniscal root attachment is likely torn or avulsed. ...Read more
What causes a medial meniscus to be displaced? I had plica removed medial. Could that be the cause. This was seen on a MRI 4 months after surgery
The meniscus can: Be displaced if it is torn. A plica has nothing to do with the meniscus. A displaced meniscus or tear can be quite painful as it slips in and out of the knee joint with flexion and extension. You will also feel catching, locking and giving out. Your knee can also have an effusion or swelling. ...Read more
What does hetergenity signal of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus attachment root mean? What does the patella apex body mean? Please help
Likely meniscal tear: The imaging suggests that you have problems with the cartilage in your knee. If your clinical symptoms, e.g. knee pain, clicking with walking, are persistent, then these results indicate significant cartilage problems in your knee; You need an orthopedic consult to assess the need for surgery. ...Read more
Meniscus repair 2 months ago. Body goes numb and feels weird. I haven't felt normal since my surgery. Is this normal or side effect of meds I'm on??
Meds- possible: Consult your surgeon anjd wean off your mediciation ...Read more
I have had 2 knee surgeries on the same knee. 2 meniscus and a lateral release. These were 10 years ago. I now have fluid around the knee and it is al?
You need an evaluat: You need an evaluation. The fluid in the knee maybe not related to your previous surgeries but it may be related to some other process and needs to be clarified. You may need to see a rheumatologist or an orthopedic physician ...Read more
Hello, few months back I met with an accident, the MRI results says-horizontal tear of anterior, posterior horn and body of lateral meniscus, pleasehelp?
Immobilization: Casting may help, but, depending on the severity of the tear, surgical intervention may be indicated. ...Read more
I have an oblique central zone tear involving the posterior body segment of the medial meniscus. It is contiguous with an undersurface tear predominatlyl Peripheral zone tear of the posterior horn. Is surgery in my future?
Yes: If the MRI report you just read correlates w/ your symptoms (medial sided knee pain, worse w/ turning, twisting, pivoting maneuvers, squatting ; swelling etc.) and a history of an injury or similar episode that could cause these problems, yes. See an experienced arthroscopist as this may be a repairable tear. Ask about potential healing 'aids' that may increase the chance of the meniscus healing. ...Read more
Displacement of the medial meniscus etiology unclear seen on MRI what am I suppose to do I am having pain medial of the knee? Know that their problem
A moderate sized tear present within the body and posterior horn of the medial meniscus with disruption of the superior and inferior articular surface?
Can untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus please clarify answer. Could torn meniscus, have been in 1st MRI and not have been seen due to bakers cyst, covering it somehow?
See answer: A baker’s cyst is a posterior medial knee protrusion of the joint between the semi-membranosus and gastrocnemius tendons. It fills with joint fluid when there is synovial irritation. A meniscal tear is a source of synovial inflammation forming the bakers cyst – the cyst is a consequence, not a cause. One treats the meniscal tear, not the cyst. ...Read more
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