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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

History & physical: Usually by performing a history and physical examination with possible radiologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...Read more


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Accidentally sat on a pencil,And for stabbed in the leg. Small puncture wound.I cleaned it and put a bandage on. Should I see my doctor?

Accidentally sat on a pencil,And for stabbed in the leg. Small puncture wound.I cleaned it and put a bandage on. Should I see my doctor?

Assuming you are: current on tetanus prophylaxis and you have no other medical problems that affect your immunity, probably not right away. If you develop redness or persistent pain, it could mean infection, so you should see your doctor at that time. ...Read more

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A street puppy licked my leg though he did not bite me, there was not any kind of puncture wound, should i consult doctor?

A  street puppy licked my leg though he did not bite me, there was not any kind of puncture wound, should i consult doctor?

No need: Go to doctor only if there is another reason to consult. A mere dog lick, without any bite or skin breakage is not likely to transmit any germs to cuase disease. I used to walk with a stick to keep the street dogs at bay ! ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of puncture wound of the knee?

What are the most common symptoms of puncture wound of the knee?

Pain, blood, hole: A puncture wound of the knee will manifest as a hole which usually bleeds when fresh. It is generally painful unless very small. It is important to get a history of what caused the puncture to properly treat it. Besides washing out and using an antibiotic cream on the wound, some puncture wounds may need to be treated with a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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I have a bad scrape on my knee. I fell and scraped it on asphalt, and I cleaned the wound. It hurt to move even after a day. Should I see a doctor?

I have a bad scrape on my knee. I fell and scraped it on asphalt, and I cleaned the wound. It hurt to move even after a day. Should I see a doctor?

It's quite common: for such "abrasions" t hurt for e=several days. Make sure its CLEAN and covered to protect it and encourage healing. Some physicians recommend an OTC (Over the Counter" antibacterial cream...I think it's optional. BTW any yellow discharge or "red streaking" around this scrape needs "on hands" advice...also if pain does not resolve after 3-4 days ..a Walk In visit is indicated! Hope this helps! Dr ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should your knee recover from meniscus tear surgery?

Doctors can you tell me when should your knee recover from meniscus tear surgery?

Repair vs debrided?: If you underwent a partial removal of the torn portion of the meniscus (partial mensicectomy), your recuperation period would generally be quicker than if you underwent a repair of the torn meniscus (meniscal repair). Jogging is routinely allowed by 3-4 months after meniscectomy, and after 4-6 months when it is repaired. Underlying arthritis (cartilage loss) would also slow your recovery. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor? I was cutting the rubber off of a tire rim and slipped with my utility knife and stabbed a little below my knee. Half inch wide about as deep. A few days later a localized rash appeared around the wound. It is now a week and a half

Should i see a doctor? I was cutting the rubber off of a tire rim and slipped with my utility knife and stabbed a little below my knee. Half inch wide about as deep. A few days later a localized rash appeared around the wound. It is now a week and a half

It depends...: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. If you develop pain, redness, swelling or other signs of infection seek medical attention to get the proper care. ...Read more

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So I went to the doctor he thinks I have a mencuis tear so I'm doing therapy the pt says I have no knee muscle mass what causes this to happen?

So I went to the doctor he thinks I have a mencuis tear so I'm doing therapy the pt says I have no knee muscle mass what causes this to happen?

Disuse atrophy: If you have a painful condition in the leg, which can certainly occur with a tear in the meniscus, you can get atrophy in the muscles due to lack of use. Therapy, or addressing the underlying cause of the pain can both be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a doctor detect a meniscus tear just from a knee exam? I have had 2 exams, been told I have no probs, but knee still feels wrong. No pain.

Can a doctor detect a meniscus tear just from a knee exam? I have had 2 exams, been told I have no probs, but knee still feels wrong. No pain.

Exam not 100%!: A thorough knee exam will discern the vast majority of knee problems, BUT not all. You could have pain from an underlying "bone bruise" from an impact injury or a more superficial cartilage lesion. If you have given appropriate nonoperative treatment options ( rest, ice, Physical therapy, NSAIDs, etc.) a legitimate attempt, then an MRI may now be indicated ...Read more

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I surfer with fractured sine and severe pains in my legs and knees. Doctor says it wear and tear, but I am struggling to walk and having severe pains.

I surfer with fractured sine and severe pains in my legs and knees. Doctor says it wear and tear, but I am struggling to walk and having severe pains.

Spine Consult: 48 year old lady with fractures in her spine from surfing and severe pain in legs and knees. Fractures of the vertebrae can happen from trauma at any age and can be unstable. If the fractures are in your cervical spine and any instability is present you may require definitive halo fixation or fusion surgery. Pain and radiculopathy in extremities require imaging and full exam. See spine surgeonASAP ...Read more

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I had a MRI of the left knee. My doctor thinks i tore my meniscus. On an MRI what color would you look for black or white for a tear?

I had a MRI of the left knee. My doctor thinks i tore my meniscus. On an MRI what color would you look for black or white for a tear?

Depends: The answer depends on the specific technique used in any specific sequence. For example, in T2 weighted images, the tear is seen as a white line extending from inside the meniscus to an outside articular surface. In T1 weighted images, a meniscal tear is a relatively dark line. And in other sequences, the tear can be relatively lighter or darker than surrounding tissues. Discuss with your Doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a horizontal tear of the medial meniscs in my left knee diagnosed a couple of year ago. Since that time I have had moderate knee pain but I have avoided having an arthroscopy despte a doctor's recommendation. Am I likely to cause long term dama

I have had a horizontal tear of the medial meniscs in my left knee diagnosed a couple of year ago. Since that time I have had moderate knee pain but I have avoided having an arthroscopy despte a doctor's recommendation. Am I likely to cause long term dama

Possibly: If you trim it it won't propagate and tear significantly more. If it doesn't stop you from your enjoyable activities then keep going. What generally happens is the tear will worsen with some event and hurt more and you may then have it fixed. The cartilage on the bone is less protected and will wear down more with time (degenerative, post traumatic arthritis). ...Read more

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Hi was told by a doctor i saw 5 months ago n he said after an xray was done that i have a tear ligament in the knee and i was told it should heal in 7 months time its not better yet its actually getting worse. should i go back to hospital to be looked at

Hi was told by a doctor i saw 5 months ago n he said after an xray was done that i have a tear ligament  in the knee and i was told it should heal in 7 months time its not better yet its actually getting worse. should i go back to hospital to be looked at

Follow up: X-ray images show the bones well but not the soft tissues, including the ligaments. Unless the ligament pulled a piece of bone off as part of the injury, it's unlikely any accurate comment about the ligaments could be made from the x-ray alone. Rec you see an orthopod for exam and an MRI will show the soft tissues and ligaments well. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor. MRI of right knee shows "Post Horn of Medial Meniscus show horizontal tear with degenerative changes". What u suggest?

Hello Doctor. MRI of right knee shows "Post Horn of Medial Meniscus show horizontal tear with degenerative changes". What u suggest?

Operative vs nonop: Meniscal tears that correlate with mechanical symptoms that are not resolved with standard nonoperative treatment (rest, ice, compression, NSAIDs, physical therapy) for over 6 weeks may benefit from arthroscopic surgery to trim back the torn portion (akin to a hang nail) or repair the torn meniscus (less common for a degenerative horizontal cleavage type tear). Orthopaedic evaluation needed now. ...Read more

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Mri revealed tear in medial meniscus in right knee. Doctor says that clinically there is nothing all pain is due to pfs. Is that possible?

Mri revealed tear in medial meniscus in right knee. Doctor says that clinically there is nothing all pain is due to pfs. Is that possible?

Yes: Your doctor relies on history and physical exam findings and imaging tests (MRI) to determine the most likely cause of your pain. Often there are subtle or minor findings on MRI examinations that do not turn out to be important. Many small meniscal tears are not symptomatic or at least do not require surgery. ...Read more

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Left knee one doctor said the tracking was off from my knee cap, took MRI and he said there was no tear jus mild to moderate joint effusion. Does thi?

Left knee one doctor said the tracking was off  from my knee cap, took MRI and he said there was no tear jus mild to moderate joint effusion. Does thi?

See details: It is difficult to offer specifics but the knees swelling can be from numerous causes. Aspiration and analysis of the fluid may provide important information about the cause of the inflammation. I would urge a consultation with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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