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How to treat a grade 3 tear posterior horn medial meniscus and an ACL tear?

How to treat a grade 3 tear posterior horn medial meniscus and an ACL tear?

ACL reconstruction: When they do reconstruction they will either take out the torn posterior horn or repair it if that needed. ...Read more

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I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.

I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.

Depends: Upon your symptoms and the level at which you function. If you are very active and unable to participate in desirable daily activities consult an orthopedic surgeon for repair. ...Read more

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I'm 20yr old guy, I've grade 3 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, doc told 1month rest to see if it heals on its own as I'm young. Can it heal?

I'm 20yr old guy, I've grade 3 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, doc told 1month rest to see if it heals on its own as I'm young. Can it heal?

Possibly: If a tear in the meniscus occurs in the area where there is good blood supply, it can potentially heal/be repaired. The inner two thirds of the meniscus does not have much blood supply and tears in that area usually do not heal. ...Read more

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What is a grade 3 patellar chondromalacia What is a "complete maceration of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus due to severe myxoid degeneratio?

What is a grade 3 patellar chondromalacia What is a "complete maceration of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus due to severe myxoid degeneratio?

Definitions: The patella is the kneecap.
Chondromalacia- is degeneration of the cartilage
The medial meniscus- is the inside cartilage of the knee
Myxoid degeneration-the normal cellular structure of the meniscus has changed texture.
Likely these phrases were taken from an MRI report. Consult a Doctor to put them into clinical context. ...Read more

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Grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus. Grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus. Knee surgery?

Grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus. Grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus. Knee surgery?

Meniscal tears: Typically grade 3 meniscal tears require surgery in young patients. Goal is preservation of the meniscus. So if it has torn in the zone where it has a good blood supply, it can be sutured and can heal. If it is torn away from the blood supply. It requires partial removal of the torn portion. All done by an experienced Orthopaedic knee surgeon. ...Read more

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Horizontal tear of the body and posterior horn of medial meniscus extending to the root level. Three compartment chondromalacia what can I excpect?

Horizontal tear of the body and posterior horn of medial meniscus extending to the root level. Three compartment chondromalacia what can I excpect?

Knee pain: Unfortunately you may still have pain even after a meniscus debridement. Steroid injections, euflexxa or synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections and potentially a knee replacement may also be future treatments. ...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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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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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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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?

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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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 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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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?

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 more

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What does Mri report conclusion degenerative abnormalities within medial meniscus, superimposed inferior sufacing tear that may be complicated, mean?

What does Mri report conclusion degenerative abnormalities within medial meniscus, superimposed inferior sufacing tear that may be complicated, mean?

Finding, not a diagn: Degenerative abnormalities (without further specifying what those changes are) constitute a finding, not a diagnosis. Many things cause arthritis of the knee. The medial meniscus is the "cushion" of the knee. It can be affected by wear & tear, but can appear abnormal on MRI in people with NO SYMPTOMS at all. Discuss your symptoms & MRI images w/ the ordering doctor or use HealthTap Prime to review ...Read more

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I need a question explained is a medial meniscus root displacement considered a tear or not? What kind of physical exam do they do to determine a tear

See below: Hi welcome this sounds like a meniscal injury. It is often called a bucket tear. With med. Meniscal injury you have a positive mcmurray test. You immobilize the knee in flexion and do medial and lateral stresses and check for deformity or pain or a click ery difficult test to perform. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

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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How to treat an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus?

Arthroscopy.: Generally speaking, arthroscopic knee surgery can take care of that for you. ...Read more

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I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, what is the treatment for that?

It depends: Arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus if the tear is in a location that can be repaired or excision of the loose piece of the meniscus if the symptoms are that of pain, clicking or giving out of the knee. If you are not having any significant problems you can choose to leave it alone till symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was having a Cortizone shot a bad idea for a medial meniscus tear?

Probably not: It is very common for someone your age to have a degenerative meniscus tear. There's a good chance you have arthritis as well. An occasional cortisone injection (max. 3/year) can relieve pain and inflammation. There are other injection options. I would only recommend a knee scope (arthroscopy) if you have persistent and significant swelling or if the meniscus tear is "locking" the joint. ...Read more

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Does a extruded medial meniscus towards the posterior root need surgery? Is this a tear? Please help

Yes: Yes, you will likely need arthroscopic surgery. The meniscus is torn and displaced. It will likely cause problems if you don't take care of it. Thankfully the surgery is fairly minor. ...Read more

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What does medial meniscus with extrusion mean? It also says rupture of the posterior root is this a tear?

Extrusion: Meniscal extrusion refers to cartilage extending beyond the tibial margin. Basically, a piece of cartilage is where it shouldn't be.

This can result from several pathologies, such as:

--presence of development of cartilage disruption and osteoarthritis

or, in your case:

--meniscal tears: can occur with many tears, but especially root tears

Time to see an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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I have tears (medial meniscus) in both knees that need repaired. Can I get both knees done at the same time?

I have tears (medial meniscus) in both knees that need repaired. Can I get both knees done at the same time?

Maybe: Talk to your Orthopedist about this option. It depends on the type/extent of planned surgeries, your general health and other medical conditions, and how much support you have at home. One recovery / rehabilitation time is always better than two--unless Dr is concerned you will not do well "favoring both legs" at the same time. ...Read more