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How To Avoid Tears In Discoid Meniscus
Right side or left?: If it is your left knee, you can probably drive very shortly after surgery as long as you are not taking narcotic. If it is your right knee, it will be at least a week before you can drive, as it would be risky to have to hit the break too soon after surgery, and you would be a risk to yourself and everyone else on the road. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have discoid meniscus w/o tear (mri xray and surgeon 2nd opinion) so when it does tear how will the pain progress. Does workout increase tear poss?
No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?
Grade 1 meniscal: signal USUALLY means that there is no meniscal tear. However, it's not 100% accurate. Grade 1 and 2 intrameniscal signal are tricky and have sometimes been associated with actual tears at arthroscopy. Or, your meniscus may be normal and your knee pain may be caused by something else. If your knee continues to hurt a lot, seek ortho advice. You might require arthroscopy to be certain. ...Read more
The MRI suggests : complete discoid lateral meniscus with oblique tear in ant horn. Grade 2 signal involving body and posterior horn of med meniscus?
Discoid meniscus: Discoid meniscus is a developmental variant in which your meniscus (supporting cushion within the knee) is abnormally large and is predisposed to being torn. Meniscal tears may result in pain and joint locking, and may eventually lead to early osteoarthritis. You should discuss your options with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
According to MRI, I have a medial meniscus tear with cysts under or on my kneecap. I have scheduled appt with ortho, until I'm seen, which activities should I avoid?
Rotational force on : Most tears of the meniscus occur from a rotational force on the knee joint. Surprisingly, this force does not need to be that great to cause a tear of the meniscus. Perfect example is sitting cross legged(indian style), is enough force to tear it. ...Read more
Not Likely!: I can't imagine anyone wanting to tear the meniscus in their knee on purpose. Quite painful and significantly debilitating in the short term depending on the extent. Usually one tears their meniscus by accident while trying to go one way and their knee going awkwardly in another direction. For example, like planting your foot and twisting in the opposite direction for a kick. ...Read more
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