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How To Heal A Sprained Meniscus
Torn cartilage: 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 need surgery to fix. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MCL sprian: Mcl injuries can take up to 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
I have a sprained meniscus and is very painful have swelling as well. Dr have me a shot told me to ice it for 20min 3 times a day. It is still painful?
Knee ligaments: Severe injuries of the knee involving 2 ligaments & meniscus will require a few months to 6-8 months to recover depending unpinned the selected treatment . Non surgical care using a brace , NSAIDs and pt typically results in some recovery within 2-3 months . Surgery , to include acl reconstruction , partial menisectomy will require the longer quoted period of time ...Read more
Both: He could get both injuries.Thank you.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I have torn medial and lateral meniscus and a sprained MCL from auto accident, what is the chance of long term stiffness or sorenss?
Not exactly: No technically a torn meniscus is not really a knee sprain. Sprains refer to injuring a ligament, in the knee this would refer to the acl/pcl or either of the collateral ligaments. Meniscus is a cartilage cushion but certainly can be torn. Honestly, unless you get an MRI there is no real way to know if you have torn your meniscus. But there are other reasons for your knee pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iv had surgery on my knee my meniscus has been removed I recently had an accident and sprained my knee and on my upper outside thigh I have a bump?
Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen. It may represent an injury to the lateral collateral ligament, which originates in the area you are describing. ...Read more
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