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How common is it to tear your meniscus when part of it has already been removed?

How common is it to tear your meniscus when part of it has already been removed?

Rare but can occur: The goal of partial meniscectomy is to negate the symptoms of pain, catching and swelling that are common with a torn meniscus. When a portion of meniscus is removed, there is less left to possibly tear again, so it makes sense that retear becomes less likely. A partially respected meniscus, however, may still have remnants of less than normal tissue that can be susceptible to retear. ...Read more

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Can you re-tear a repaired meniscus? I had it repaired 14 months ago, and just this week it started to twinge.

Can you re-tear a repaired meniscus? I had it repaired 14 months ago, and just this week it started to twinge.

Only if Trauma: Yes you can retear if you have new injury in the joint involved, But without trauma a spontaneous tear is unlikely after 14 months. If the pain persists or gets worse, get it checked ...Read more

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Can you easily retear your meniscus after an operation?

Can you easily retear your meniscus after an operation?

Meniscus tear: Usually not, but certainly more common with more 'vulnerable' tears such as in older patients with degenerative arthritis and degenerative meniscus tears. ...Read more

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What are common meniscus surgery complications?

What are common meniscus surgery complications?

Swelling: Swelling or fluid in the knee is most common minor complication after meniscus surgery. Its easily drained by your surgeon. Other complications are recurrent tearing of the meniscus, persistent pain, infection, bleeding, joint stiffness or loss or range of motion, and damage to neurovascular structures are remotely possible. Some of these complications may require addition surgery. Overall, meniscus surgery has a very high success rate. ...Read more

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Which type of meniscus tear is more common, a repairable tear that requires suturing or a tear with shredded pieces of meniscus that's beyond repair?

Depends: At your age with a trauma to knee it would be more likeky a "clean tear". Shredded as you describe are a lot more consistent w wear and tear... ...Read more

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Is it possible to retear a meniscus only a week after surgery. I haven't felt any pain, but just recently I have pain in the same spot as b4 the surgery?

Is it possible to retear a meniscus only a week after surgery. I haven't felt any pain, but just recently I have pain in the same spot as b4 the surgery?

Possible: Its possible you could have re-torn something, but more likely you just strained the knee as you began to use it more. Apply a towel and ice to the joint, slow down your activity for a day or 2, and take whatever you were given for pain. If it's no better, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it common for meniscus tears to hurt on and off? And too hurt on backside of knee?

Is it common for meniscus tears to hurt on and off? And too hurt on backside of knee?

Possible: Meniscus tears can wax and wane depending on the type of tear and the type and amount of loading and activity. If it is locking or catching, you may be causing more damage to your knee and it should be cgecjed ...Read more

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Is foot swelling common with a torn meniscus?

Unusual: Foot swelling is not common with a torn meniscus. If the is significant swelling of you foot then you should see you pcp and have him evaluate your for other problems in the extremity. ...Read more

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Is having a diagnostic arthroscope of the knee common a procedure? Can instability of the knee be a meniscus problem? It hurts to flex the knee

Is having a diagnostic arthroscope of the knee common a procedure? Can instability of the knee be a meniscus problem? It hurts to flex the knee

Let me explain: Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made, which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from x-ray studies.
The instability of the knee could come from meniscal injuries and other problem in the knee. ...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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I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure, and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?

I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure, and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?

You did not mention: Where your torn meniscus is, shoulder or knee? Parameniscal cysts suggest the knee. I would trust that your orthopedic physician has recommendations for treatment, as injuries such as meniscal tears do not ever go away. They weaken your knee in a chronic way and do not typically heal on their own (like most cartilaginous injuries). Please see your orthopedic physician right away. ...Read more

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Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Yes: This is common after this type of surgery. Popping that causes no pain is benign and can be ignored. Sometimes "popping" originating at the knee cap is due to muscle atrophy and improper tracking...This will get better with physical therapy. If you have concerns contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl. ...Read more

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3 days ago got new acl and bucket handle meniscus repaired. Masturbated and leg buckled and stretched. Could that retore meniscus and stitches?

3 days ago got new acl and bucket handle meniscus repaired. Masturbated and leg buckled and stretched. Could that retore meniscus and stitches?

Sorry, I miss read-: -the question. I read retore as restore, so my comment was out of line. If U had just omitted the masturbation part it made more sense. Yes the fact that Ur knee buckled could very well have caused a disruption of the repair. U should get back 2 Ur operating surgeon & tell him/her about the buckling, & leave out the other part. ...Read more

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I am 26 I had a meniscus repair to the posterior horn of my medial meniscus last year new MRI showes worse re tear/cyst within, what are some options?

I am 26 I had a meniscus repair to the posterior horn of my medial meniscus last year new MRI showes worse re tear/cyst within, what are some options?

Several options: If you aren't having any pain or symptoms, nothing needs to be done. MRI's after meniscus repair may not be completely accurate. If you are having pain, catching or locking, a repeat arthroscopic surgery can be done to either remove the tear or do a repeat repair. ...Read more

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Are ankle and foot swelling common when having a torn meniscus?

Are ankle and foot swelling common when having a torn meniscus?

Can happen: Your foot and ankle can swell after an acute injury to your knee that causes a meniscal tear. There has tobe a significant amount of knee injury/trauma to cause enough swelling to effect your ankle/foot. The ankle and foot ar the lowest part of your body and gravity pulls the swelling from your knee down to them if your leg is not elevated. A blood clot can also cause this see a doctor if concern. ...Read more

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I had ACL & meniscus reconstruction on my right knee 2 months ago. Got pushed into pool landed on right leg, hurt for a minute. Retore meniscus?

I had ACL & meniscus reconstruction on my right knee 2 months ago. Got pushed into pool landed on right leg, hurt for a minute. Retore meniscus?

Depends.: Is the knee swelling up again? Does you knee get "stuck" or locked? Does you knee feel loose again?

If you answered yes, it might be.

If it just happened, wait to see if those signs develop.

If the pain goes away quickly, most likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy? Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy? Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Knee pain: This should not be the cause of your lateral knee pain and there is likely a new pain generator, which could be IT band syndrome, fat pad impingement, or patellofemoral pain if MRI did not show any significant finding in the lateral meniscus or articular cartilage. ...Read more

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1 weeks post op, is it possible to re-tear meniscus after meniscus repair. If so what signs and symptoms would appear? Pain behind knee and hamstring

Repair or resection?: Of course it is possible to read tarot Manaska's following resection or repair. It rarely occurs without significant trauma. Following surgery often times pressure and pain in the back of the knee can be present in those early weeks. Similar symptoms as you have prior to surgery would be an indication of the persistence of meniscus pathology ...Read more