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How Painful Is A Torn Meniscus
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Yes : Meniscus tissue can tear by one of two ways: trauma or degeneration. In the traumatic tear, symptoms are sudden and related to a twisting injury. In the degenerative tear, the onset of symptoms is more subtle and the pain more sporadic. Either type of tear is best addressed by an orthopedic surgeon. An MRI is likely the best way to image this problem. ...Read more
Depends: The hip arthroscopy is still young. Depending on the expertise of your surgeon, and the amount of work to be done, the hip arthroscopy can be minimally painful or can be very uncomfortable for months. When we reshape the bone and repair the labrum, it is a good amount of surgery (though less than an open surgery). If we just look or clean up, it is quite benign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Menisci are the half-moon shaped cartilage cushions in the knee between the thigh and leg bones. Tears that cause symptoms - pain swelling, catching and locking of the knee, generally need to be operated upon, as they can become worse with time. Asymptomatic tears do not need to be operated upon. ...Read more
Not too bad : Acl surgery is for the most part done arthroscopically using minimally invasive techniques. There can be pain because bone tunnels need to created. Pain is usually controlled by using a femoral nerve block and narcotic pain meds. Most patients report manageable pain levels. ...Read more
Most heal on own: The large majority of ankle sprains involve partially torn ligaments. Most of these ligaments "heal" but can heal in a "stretched-out" fashion. Rehabilitation is very important after a sprain to restore range of motion, strength to the ankle-area muscles, calf flexibility and balance. A brace can help while recovering. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
What does a displacement of the meniscus root mean? Is a ACL sprain considered a tear? Unable to straighten knee could it be patella femoral pain?
Knee issues: Root of the meniscus is the part which attaches to the bone, if it is displaced then it is probably torn,.Yes Acl sprain indicates a partial tear of some of the millions of fibers can that make up the entire Acl ligament. Inability to straighten ones knee completely has many reasons. If you have a recent onset of that u need to be evaluated. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the procedure performed it is probably less painful then walking on the injury. ...Read more
Repair is better: Although not always possible, meniscal repair is better. The meniscus is needed to protect the articular cartilage of the knee. Meniscal repair is only possible when the tear involves the vascular portion of the meniscus. Small tears or those in the non-vascular portion of the meniscus, are not amenable to repair. ...Read more
Variable: The amount of pain one experiences after surgery varies from person to person. Any surgical procedure will cause certain levels of pain in the post operative period. Surgical technique is important in preventing unwanted complications. If surgery is needed, i would recommend researching the doctors in your area and try to find one with high patient satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: The locked knee is generally a meniscus tear that can be trimmed arthroscopically and a torn ligament may need to be reconstructed if it is the acl or sometimes if it is the pcl. If it is an mcl or lcl these are commonly treated without surgery. ...Read more
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more
Bad, you need fix it: More you wait the more fibrosis you will get the harder and dealy the healing. ...Read more
Variable: Pain after an acl reconstruction is quite variable, and can depend on the technique, time in surgery, and graft choices. The actual acl reconstruction done with an all-inside technique in 30 minutes or less has very low pain levels, and many patients are able to walk within days of surgery. Techniques vary as do pain levels. Donating your own graft is much more painful than the acl reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a displaced medial mensicus root a meniscus problem? If I stand and twist my knee to the left it really hurts is that a mensicus problem?
??: Everyone perceives pain and injuries differently. These are both horribly painful, terrible injuries. If i had to guess i would say kneecap, but i know they are both very painful. ...Read more
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