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How To Avoid Discoid Meniscus In The Knee
I was born with discoid meniscus, I had surgery this year: (June) sauerizsation and stabilization (lateral). I'm having PT but my knee keeps locking ?
Meniscus Surgery: It depends on how long ago the surgery was, any other problems found during surgery, and exactly what type of surgery was performed. If you are continuing to have problems you should let your surgeon know. ...Read more
I have discoid meniscus on my left knee diagnosed by a surgeon but after he told me the symptoms I think I have one on my right as well because sometimes I have that click but not a pop neither ones hurt which he said is rare but good ?
Need more info: You say you have a discoid meniscus diagnosed by a surgeon i think the best way to evaluate it would be to perform an mri i wouldn't diagnose the problem just by the sound it makes the fact that it doesn't hurt is good but does not mean it s not there or even a small tear? Check it out if youre concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cannot straighten my knee, i had knee surgery several years ago, ACL and meniscus. Could I have damaged more meniscus? Can i avoid another surgery?
Maybe not....: An acute inability to straighten the knee often results from a torn meniscus, or a "loose body" within the knee. In addition to a good examination, you would need xrays and perhaps an MRI scan. If this is longstanding, but you are functional and pain-free, perhaps an exercise regimen would be all you need...You need to see an orthopaedic knee specialist... ...Read more
I had my discoid meniscus surgery 2weeks ago and i got an exercise by my physio to lie on my stomach and raise my leg when I do it my knee popsno pain?
Common: When the discoid meniscus is debrided to make a semilunar shape, the contour of the edges tend to be irregular. This makes the popping sound more likely. The body should recontour this edge over time, and the noise will lessen or subside. General rule is "noise" is no big deal, but "painful noise" may be a problem. If you experience pain, see surgeon who did the work-- might need steroid shot. ...Read more
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
Knee pain. Told it was torn meniscus. "Let it heal" it hasn't. Swollen, pain worse. No ins till April 1st. Tried ice and heat. Lots of Motrin. Any suggestions. I'm trying to avoid the er till ins kicks in but it's becoming intolerable.
Yes: Unfortunately, we can tear the meniscal cartilage in the knee. In younger patients, this is usually the result of significant trauma, such as a sports injury. As we age, sometime a patient can tear the cartilage with minimal trauma or a twisting injury to the knee. Some patients cannot remember the exact injury to the knee, since at the time the injury did not seem significant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens to a torn loose piece of meniscus in the knee? Does it get broken down and reabsorbed by the body?
Possibly: Theoretically yes, but a true loose body within the knee generally warrants surgical consideration, to minimize the potential damage that a loose body can cause to the joint. Much more common is a meniscus tear without a loose body - these will often heal with conservative treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Surgery is indicated, and depending on the location of the tear and the quality of the tissue, a repair or a meniscectomy (removal of the torn portion) is indicated. ...Read more
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