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How To Avoid Tears In Discoid Meniscus
Depends: First option: rest, immobilized for 2-4 weeks. Rehab to regain range of motion. However, surgery may be needed if: cartilage or other tissue ends protrude into the joint space, which could cause further damage and should be surgically removed. If a ligament is too stretched to recover on its own and this causes the patella to dislocate often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me are knees that naturally hyperextend more prone to injury (acl tears, mensical tears, patellar dislocations)?
Yes: Knee hyper extension is usually due contractures of the hamstring muscles, the calf muscles, or both. When these muscle groups are tight the knee hyperextends and the ankle doesn't dorsiflex enough. These two mechanical issues put a person at greater risk of both knee and ankle injuries. ...Read more
Are meniscus tears and patella tendonitis repairable? Dr scheduled me for an MRI to see the severity of the knee problem.
Yes: Meniscus tears definitely can be surgically "repairable, " but it depends on the anatomy of the tear to determine whether a repair would be an option (vs. Arthroscopic shaving/debridement). Patellar tendonitis is not "repairable" per se (unless there has been an associated significant tear of the tendon), but rather will almost always resolve with conservative treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, but uncommon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prevention: Big topic! tendonitis is frequently the result of overuse injuries so training modification is important. Resolve any imbalances such as malalignment (orthotics), weakness and tightness (physical therapist) or technique(coach). Cross train so that you are not doing the same things over and over. Something simple like checking the grip on your racket or shaft of the golf club may help as well. ...Read more
What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma(med col strain/sprain)?
Cartilage breakdown: Chondro (cartilage) -malacia (abnormal softening of tissue) is a common finding in adult knees resulting from an acute single injury or more likely from a accumulation of damage from an overuse injury. An MCL sprain can coexist in the same knee as chondromalacia of the knee cap (patella), but the presence of both does not necessarily bode more poorly for the functional outcome of the knee. ...Read more
Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments may heal with protectice bracing for 4-6 weeks if they involve a partial tear and no other damage. Complete tearing of a ligament will often be associated with other knee damage. Mri can often tell. ...Read more
Can you tell me about arthroscopic meniscus tear removal, along with removal of a baker's cyst and repair to the patellar cartilage?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically immobiliza: Tion and rest will assist in the healing of a patellar tendon tear. It is critical to not continue to perform activity that might fully rupture the tendon. I treat my patients in a knee immobilizer for 4 weeks crutches as needed, nsaids and then gentle pt out to 8 weeks from injury. ...Read more
No: meniscal tissue, particularly the inner 75-80% of it, has no blood supply and is the most common area to tear in your age group. Various modalities can help relieve some of your symptoms, but a meniscus tear can only be permanently fixed with surgical treatment. An MRI scan is usually fairly accurate to establish the diagnosis and then your ortho specialist will discuss the procedure with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell how much of your meniscus is torn? Can you tell without invasion test? Had meniscus tears for 4 years and 2 ops and torn it again?
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