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How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is no reliable way of diagnosing knee cartilage injuries or meniscal injuries by looking at it. Untreated cartilage injuries are potentially serious problems best treated early and a visit to your local orthopaedic surgeon would be a wise move. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

Not always: Pain from meniscal tears often settle down with therapy. Surgery only needed for continues pain or locking of the knee. ...Read more

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How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

Few weeks...: Depending upon the severity of the tear; and the course of physical threapy prescribed probably 4-6 weeks conservatively. ...Read more

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Bad knee issues torn cartilage, what do you recommend?

Bad knee issues torn cartilage, what do you recommend?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic sports medicine knee specialist, who may recommend surgery, depending on what type of cartilage tear you may have. ...Read more

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How can I facilitate the repair of torn cartilage in my knees?

How can I facilitate the repair of torn cartilage in my knees?

Depends: It depends on the more specific nature of your problem. For example, some injuries may heal on their own, perhaps with some limited weight bearing, on the other hand, some cartilage injuries, such as a displaced menus cal tear may require surgery for repair or debridement. Your surgeon will be able to tell you much more about the specific nature of your problem. Thank you. ...Read more

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Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Torn cartilage exerc: Yes it will, don't do exercise till you know the extent of the injuries and cleared by your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal from surgery for torn knee cartilage?

How long should it take to heal from surgery for torn knee cartilage?

Usually several wks: Simply debriding torn/injured tissue admitedly allows for more rapid rehabiltation and recovery (1-6 wks). The analogy is one's reaction to a deep splinter removal: once the offending agent is removed, the root of acute pain is gone, and only minimal healing from the injury to the surrounding tissue remains. Repair/replaceme of cartilage can entail a prolonged (months) course of recovery, however. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of torn cartilage in ones knee? Any home remedies?

What are the symptoms of torn cartilage in ones knee? Any home remedies?

No home remedies.. .: ...The symptoms r catching, locking, giving out, needs exam by orthopedic surgeon who can make the diagnosis by exam ; ur history, as well as an mri. ...Read more

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Outer lateral side of knee cartilage is torn so there is no space between femer and tibia in that region, what is the best advice for this?

Outer lateral side of knee cartilage is torn so there is no space between femer and tibia in that region, what is the best advice for this?

Varies: It varies a little based upon whether there is any malalignment of the knee and whether arthritis is set in. If it is well aligned, non arthritic, then a meniscal transplant may be an option. Visco supplementation can be an option as well as off loading with a brace. All based on your specific factors. ...Read more

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How long do you wear a bandage when you have a torn knee ligament or cartilage?

How long do you wear a bandage when you have a torn knee ligament or cartilage?

Varies: This can vary widely because the treatment can vary widely for different conditions and amongst different physicians. There are protective braces that can assist with comfort and rehabilitation for these injuries but their use varies depending on the specific injury. Ask your doctor for more specifics regarding this. ...Read more

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How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair of cartilage: We surgically repair torn meniscus cartilage and add prp to augment the repair. We use a stem cell paste graft to repair damaged articular cartilage. ...Read more

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How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair: Suture repair of the torn cartilage or trimming of the frayed edges is often successful at treating torn cartilages. Every effort to save as much of the tissue as possible is important. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

Recovery variable: As you used the word "torn", I assume you mean meniscal cartilage. There ate two basic treatments: repair and partial meniscectomy. Repairs require time to heal and each type of tear repair has a unique time to heal. Partial excision only requires time for the joint to heal that is dependent on patient age, alignment, weight, muscle development and if any arthritis is present. ...Read more

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Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more

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I have torn the meniscus cartilage in my knee. Advice please?

I have torn the meniscus cartilage in my knee. Advice please?

Meniscus tears: You should talk to your orthopedist because depending if it's a complete or partial tears sometimes they decide conservative treatment like physical therapy vs surgery. ...Read more

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Do I have to have an arthroscopy on my knee for a torn cartilage?

Do I have to have an arthroscopy on my knee for a torn cartilage?

Usually- not always: Not all cartilage and meniscal tears are the same within the knee. Only symptomatic (bothersome) tears are routinely indicated for arthroscopy. You should discuss your knee injury and symptoms with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

MRI: If you mean by exam. Torn muscles will have a gap in them and can be felt, torn cartilage you could feel but you cannot see. The best method to do MRI on the knee to find out. ...Read more

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I have a torn mpfl and I'm missing some cartilage in my knee. Is it normal for it to hurt when I walk or stand?

I have a torn mpfl and I'm missing some cartilage in my knee. Is it normal for it to hurt when I walk or stand?

Sure: Any type of ligament disruption can cause discomfort with walking or standing. If the pain persists, you may want to consider having the ligament repaired. Ice and avoiding the aggravating motions is also recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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