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How Common Is It To Retear Meniscus
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy? Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?
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
H/o medial meniscectomy 6yrs back, now pain on lateral side of knee? Fresh MRI show medial meniscus retear in remnant and PF wear? Need Surgery again?
Arguable: Recent articles show knee exercises are as good or better than surgery for knee arthritis and meniscal tears treated with use and quad strengthening show almost the same results as surgery. If Aleve (naproxen) and good athletic shoes offer comfort, I'd avoid further surgery. Take Chondroitin daily and hope for the best. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more
Many ways: Twisting injuries typically cause a meniscus tear. However, as we age, degenerative tears can also occur. Surgery is usually only indicated for acute injuries where the exam, symptoms, and MRI suggest that the meniscus tear is causing pain, or the torn tissue is blocking full range of motion. ...Read more
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more
Usually it tears: The meniscus is a gristly cartilage that asked to distribute weight across the joint. It becomes more fragile with age and can tear so that the fragments flipped into and out of the joint. If the tear involves the rim of the meniscus, near the capsule, the entire meniscus can flip across the joint. This is called a bucket-handle tear and can keep the joint from moving completely (locking). ...Read more
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