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How to heal trochlea tear in the knee 7mm?

How to heal trochlea tear in the knee 7mm?

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 more

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How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair: Suture repair of the torn cartilage or trimming of the frayed edges is often successful at treating torn cartilages. Every effort to save as much of the tissue as possible is important. ...Read more

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How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

Two ways...: Conservative therapy or surgery may be used. Please see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for help. One in your are can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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How does someone tear there medial meniscus? Can popping of the joint cause it to tear?

How does someone tear there medial meniscus? Can popping of the joint cause it to tear?

Twisting/shear force: A twisting or shear force across the knee with loading such as occurs with cutting to make a turn is a common mechanism for the formation of a meniscal tear. Popping of the joint may serve to exacerbate an already torn meniscus ...Read more

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

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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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Can you tell me are knees that naturally hyperextend more prone to injury (acl tears, mensical tears, patellar dislocations)?

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

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Are meniscus tears and patella tendonitis repairable? Dr scheduled me for an MRI to see the severity of the knee problem.

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 more

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How to avoid tendonitis in future?

How to avoid tendonitis in future?

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

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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)?

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

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What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

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

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Can you tell me about arthroscopic meniscus tear removal, along with removal of a baker's cyst and repair to the patellar cartilage?

Can you tell me about arthroscopic meniscus tear removal, along with removal of a baker's cyst and repair to the patellar cartilage?

Trimming torn tissue: Meniscus: usually trimming torn portion. Bakers cyst is usually coming from the meniscus tear. Often , this can be drained back into the knee during the scope. The patellar cartilage likely is not going to repaired but torn edges trimmed. ...Read more

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How will the doctor do a hip arthroscopy to fix a labral tear?

How will the doctor do a hip arthroscopy to fix a labral tear?

Small incisions: Through several small incisions, a camera and instruments are passed into the hip joint. The labrum can be repaired by placing an anchor into the bone, and tying down the labrum to the bone and anchor. ...Read more

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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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What to do to healing a high grade proximal patella tendon parcial tear without surgery?

What to do to healing a high grade proximal patella tendon parcial tear without surgery?

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

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Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Yes: Mir is the best way to look at ligaments. Treatment depends on what ligament is torn and how severely it is torn.Some tears require surgery while others are treated conservatively. ...Read more

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Can I use prolotherapy for a meniscal tear in my knee?

Can I use prolotherapy for a meniscal tear in my knee?

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 more

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How to recognize and treat hip injuries in outdoor soccer?

How to recognize and treat hip injuries in outdoor soccer?

Hip injuries: Many types of sprains, strains, stress fractures, nerve, vascular, etc. Check with american academy of orthopedic surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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?

MRI is best test: A strong MRI ( 3.0 Tesla) closed magnet is probably the best noninvasive way to ascertain the degree of damage within your knee. This combimed with a thorough examination should be very accurate on answering your question ...Read more