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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always.: The goal of arthroscopy for treating a meniscus tear is to remove the portion that is causing the symptoms (pain, swelling, & catching). The remaining meniscus is usually stable & less likely to retear because the unstable portion has been removed. A good analogy is trimming a hangnail to avoid propagation of the tear and prevention of further injury (except arthroscopy is performed under water). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?
Prevent arthritis: Part of prevention of further wear of ones knee is established by securing the structural deficits as u already have . Other pearls include maintaining good muscle tone, keeping your BMI below 25., Avoid quick cutting or pivoting sports, maintain a healthy diet to include vitamin e and glucosamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?
I have recovered from a partial menisectomy and meniscus repair. I can do regular squats as part of my workout. Can I do squats with weights?
Yes: Start with gradual increase in weights. Low 5 (lbs) to every two weeks by a few pounds only. Consult your orthopedics physician as well. ...Read more
Had 30% of left medial meniscus removed... PT , cortisone , rest did no good . Always limp. Could limp damage other parts of knee? Whole knee hurts.
Yes: you have an arthritic knee. It's comparable to the brake pads in your car wearing down, requiring a swap out. Here are a couple of resources: http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/apr12/clinical17.asp http://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Knees-Prevent-Surgery/dp/1590771249 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery. Is an upright or recumbent bike better?
Start recumbent: Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and helps to keep range of motion of joint and maintain muscle tone. So, start with recumbent bike after surgery. When the knee is feeling better and stronger, then you can shift to an upright bike. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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