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How long can a minor cartilage tear in my knee take to heal?

How long can a minor cartilage tear in my knee take to heal?

Depends...: The definition of mild is very subjective.... Many tears or injuries to the meniscus or cartilage disk in the knee will not cause severe symptoms for more than a few weeks. The tears may or may not heal.. But even if the tear does not heal, it may not hurt! we do not treat MRI findings, we treat patients... Therefore your surgeon should guide treatment recommendations based on your symptoms. ...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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My knee is very sore. Feels like cartilage tear or something's not right in there! Is anything I can do to take this pain away?

My knee is very sore. Feels like cartilage tear or something's not right in there! Is anything I can do to take this pain away?

Yes of course.: FIRST I NEED TO ASK if you did hurt it or twisted your knees in any way. if you did not, with your young age you might need to be tested for rheumatoid arthritis .pain in the knee could be more than pain in the knee so please see your Doctor for that. last you can take ibuprofen 400-600 mg every six hour with food to take care of the pain. good luck Nadia bilsalamah inshallah . ...Read more

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How do you take car of cartilage damage in the knee pain.

How do you take car of cartilage damage in the knee pain.

Depends: Two kinds of "cartilage" in knee..Surface cartilage which is white shiny cover on bones and meniscal which is the "shock absorber" between bones on each side. Exam history and MRI help diagnose. Surgery to remove or repair meniscal tears. Articular cartilage may need surgery to smooth or resurface it. It does not "heal". Meniscal surgery can be very simple, articular damage can be very tricky. ...Read more

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What is treatment for full thickness cartilage tear in knee?

What is treatment for full thickness cartilage tear in knee?

Physical therapy: First line treatment is conservative - physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds. Sometimes a brace will help. Steroid injections into the knee also can help. Lastly, arthroscopic surgery is indicated if conservative treatment has failed. ...Read more

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Knee not back to normal in 3 weeks after drain/shot may mean a cartilage tear per MD. Drain/shot caused this? I did nothing. I am not paying for MRI.

Knee not back to normal in 3 weeks after drain/shot may mean a cartilage tear per MD.  Drain/shot caused this? I did nothing. I am not paying for MRI.

Usually not. . .: If the drainage procedure was not traumatic ie bloody nor painful, it is highly unlikely the procedure caused you any negative effect. Commonly when a steroid injection fails to resolve the issue some other underlying cause such as an internal derangement of the joint or some systemic issue is producing the symptoms. Laboratory evaluation of the joint fluid may point to some underlying condition. ...Read more

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Drain+shot of knee cause a cartilage tear? Md suggests MRI since knee is still painful/swollen at 3 weeks. Pa did drain/shot. I have to pay for MRI.

Yes: If you have pseudo gout it can cause pain and swelling and an MRI is not needed but you can also have a meniscus tear- may need arthroscopic surgery but results are not as good in those with pseudogout ...Read more

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I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?

I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?

Medial meniscus tear: After repair it may need upto 4-6 weeks to get good recovery. So please continue therapy. If your range of motion stopped improving then you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference: ACL or cartilage damage in knee?

How can you tell the difference: ACL or cartilage damage in knee?

Mri: The type of knee injury can be determined usually with a history and physical exam. An MRI will allow a clear visualization of the internal structures of hte joint and will help confirm the exact patholgy. ...Read more

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Could cartilage damage in my knee stop me from horse riding?

Could cartilage damage in my knee stop me from horse riding?

Maybe: You can probably continue recreational riding, however, sport riding (barrel, roping, racing, etc.) requires control with the knees, which may irritate the damaged cartillage and cause pain, which could result in loss of control. Once the cartillage is repaired or cleaned, your chances of returning to sport riding is much higher. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise routine for people with knee cartilage damage?

Please describe a good exercise routine for people with knee cartilage damage?

Low impact: Swimming or water based exercise are best. Stationary bike and elliptical are also good choices. Avoid high impact activity such as running and jumping. ...Read more