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MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion. Surgery?

MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion. Surgery?

Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more

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MRI shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem. Both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?

MRI shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem. Both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?

SurgicalRepair: Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus absorbs most of the weight of posterior compartment/This complex tear should be evaluated by a knee surgeon and all efforts made to repair it to prevent the further development of osteoarthritis.If it can not be surgically repaired than follow up closely for signs of pain and swelling with activities. A properly fitted Knee Brace may help too.
Follow the advise of orthopedic surgeon.Physical Therapy may help as well ...Read more

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My age is 23, I had fall in bathroom and got horizontal cleavage tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, surgry needed?

My age is 23, I had fall in bathroom and got horizontal cleavage tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, surgry needed?

Likely: It is difficult to say for certain whether or not surgery would be indicated without reviewing your MRI and examining you but typically In younger younger patients with this type of injury surgery is of benefit ...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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A horizontal line of high signal intensity seen not extending to superior or inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus but extend to meniscocapsular end...is this described as tear?

Probably not: MRI readings are never exact. This one is vague and indicates possible inside damage to the meniscus. When it does not extend to the superior or inferior articular surface then it is not a standard meniscal tear which does extend to one or both of those surfaces. This condition might be causing you problems, but arthroscopic surgery is not truly indicated unless your knee is locking. Good luck! ...Read more

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Knee pain and MRI report found that. Horizontal tear in posterior horn and body of medial meniscus. What is that mean & what treatment we should take?

Knee pain and MRI report found that. Horizontal tear in posterior horn and body of medial meniscus. What is that mean & what treatment we should take?

Watch or scope: If it hurts and your struggling with certain movements that cause pain, then fix it. If it has settled down and doesn't hurt now then you can delay fixing it until it hurts or restricts motion. That's my decision tree. ...Read more

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I have a horizontal oblique tear extending to the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Also small joint effusion. Can it heal completely without surgery?

I have a horizontal oblique tear extending to the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Also small joint effusion. Can it heal completely without surgery?

No Meniscus Tears: Cannot heal on their own as the meniscus tissue has no real blood supply in an adult. Surgery will probably be the only thing that can treat it. A torn meniscus means you have torn the cartilage ring of tissue that sits between your femur and tibia in the knee joint. If it is displaced that means it has torn and a flap of tissue is shifted to the middle of the knee joint. ...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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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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MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? Or?

MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? Or?

Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read more

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I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?

I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?

See a orthopedist: You need to be seen and evaluated by a knee specialist. At you age, conservative care should be tried first. If the cartilage thinning is significant and conservative care doesn't help, surgery will be needed. There are options, but an evaluation will help determine the best ones for you. ...Read more

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Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?

Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?

@ Ur age it means U-: -have injured it sometime along the way. MRI's may miss tears, with that in mind, U should C an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Studies have shown that an exam can B more reliable than the MRI. Only by 1-2 %. Obviously U have symptoms so C ortho sports med. ...Read more

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MRI - tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?

MRI - tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?

Torn menscuc: The meniscus is a cartilage cushion that sits between the femur and the tibia and acts as somewhat of a shock absorber. Each knee has a medial and lateral meniscus; and when they tear they can cause pain, swelling, and catching. They can be fixed arthroscopically by repair or shaving with good results. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous: The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...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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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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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 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.

One!: It is a single radial tear located in the posterior 1/2 of the MM.
See your Orthopod for a possible scope surgery to get this tear trimmed.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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Does a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root need surgery?

Meniscus: If symptomatic then the answer would be yes. Not all meniscus tears especially partial ones require surgery. However please understand that the meniscus has very poor healing capacity on its own. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Maybe: A finding of a tear on MRI does not mean you need surgery. The key to determining if you need surgery is reproducible pain that prevents you from performing the activities that you enjoy. Swelling is another factor that would indicate that surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

It depends: It depends on whether it is causing enough symptoms to warrant surgery. Many small tears seen on MRI are related to degenerative changes in the meniscus and do not require surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if my MRI says I have poorly defined tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.?

What to do if my MRI says I have poorly defined tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.?

You have a tear: The radiologist is just hedging their bet typically on the dictation and cannot make a definitive diagnosis based on what they see on MRI. In other words you have a tear, but it is difficult to tell how bad or if it is low or high grade. ...Read more

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I've a grade3 tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus, I'm taking phisiotherapy treatment. Will it heal?

Unlikely, medical...: ..tissue is avasccular & does not have great healing ability. PT can help with Ur acute ssx, but the tear is there just waiting 4 the proper movement of the knee 2 raise it's ugly head again. Avoid deep squats, cutting 2 the side of the tear. It can happen in bed @ nite, sleeping alone. Has an ortho Cn U yet, if not it would B a good idea. ...Read more

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Grade II tear of posterior horn of the medial meniscus & grad III a tear of the posterior horn of the lateral, what to do?

Surgery v. Rehab: Sounds like your knee is pretty painful. Depending on the severity of your symptoms (ie. How bad does it hurt, it is swollen, etc) and what your ultimate goals are, you could trial a rehabilitation program or head to surgery. I often will advise trial of rehab initially, though if your pain is severely limiting this may not be a viable option. Surgery has its own set of risks, so talk to your doc ...Read more

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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

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

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How grade 2 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus of knee can be curede cured?

Let me explain: There 2 methods to fix torn meniscus.
1-repair the torn meniscus by suturing if that possible.
2- remove the torn part out. ...Read more

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I had a vertical tear on medial meniscus in posterior horn and a radial tear on lateral meniscus in posterior aspect, do I need to go for surgery?

I had a vertical tear on medial meniscus in posterior horn and a radial tear on lateral meniscus in posterior aspect, do I need to go for surgery?

Possibly: Really depends on your pain and symptoms. If you are having swelling or mechanical clicking or catching you may need a scope to address the tears. You are young so the vertical tear still may be salvageable as well as the lateral tear. Want to try to preserve as much meniscus as possible in your age so would advise seeing someone fellowship trained in sports or complex arthrscopic knee techniques. ...Read more

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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

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What are options chronic deg tear do acl, posterior horn of medial meniscus, tricompartmental changes as before full thickness cartilaginous defects s?

Osteoarthritis: That description is arthritis of the knee. Treatment of knee arthritis goes sequentially from less invasive to more invasive. Begin with activity modification, weight loss, physical therapy, antibinflammatory meds, and then move to more invasive options such as cortisone injections or visco supplementary injections. Surgical options include arthroscopy (poor results), partial knee replacement, & total knee replacement. ...Read more