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If I Have A Torn Meniscus What Risks Would I Be Taking By Snowboarding Once
Risky: As a snowboarder, i can share with you that there is significant stress placed on knees, regardless of whether you snowboard "regular foot" or "goofy foot." the weighing and unweighing of the knees that occurs with snowboarding, with the twisting motion involved with snowboarding will be very risky for someone who has a torn meniscus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus about a year ago, and my knee still hurts if I am active for too long. Shouldn't it be healed by now? Or is there another problem?
May just be arthriti: Its common to have articular cartilage wear in the knee called osteoarthritis. Meniscus pain is sharp & acute, common with twisting and squatting. Arthritis pain is usually a dull achey pain with first getting up, after long periods of activity, at night at the end of along day, with stair climbing, rising and sitting, getting on and off the toilet. Xray shows space lose. See you doc try injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an acl tear and meniscus tear I'm waiting to see a doctor after being put in a brace my ankle is swelling should I be worried?
Knee injuries: If the knee injury is recent (within 2 weeks), the ankle swelling is likely the result of the injury to the lower extremity itself. This is especially true if you are not elevating the extremity regularly. Gravity will pull the fluid into the foot/ankle over time. 2-3 weeks after injury, the swelling should start to improve, but may take longer of you remain on your feet most of the day ...Read more
I have a meniscus tear. I also have osteoarthritis. What can be done to remedy the situation?just curious as I am waiting for orthopedic consult.
Op vs Nonop options: Nonoperative options include: NSAIDs, bracing, injections & decreasing impact aerobic activities. Operative options include arthroscopy, to diminish any mechanical symptoms (catching, locking or giving way), and more significant procedures such as realigning osteotomies, and even partial or total knee replacement for the most significant arthritis. Your orthopaedic surgeon will review all options. ...Read more
What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?
Hinged brace + PT: The best braces to decrease the chances of having instability episodes are hinged knee braces. Even with these braces, however, you may still experience instability. Your best bet to decrease these episodes is to begin a focused exercise protocol to strengthen your quadriceps, hamstrings, and hip abductor & adductor muscles. I often prescribe physical therapy for these injuries. ...Read more
Family practice : Do you mean a torn meniscus ? You would need to see an orthopedist to give the options. You are young. Depends how active you are , what sports you will be envolved in. Many times they will wait if ligaments are intact until your knee locks or in pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently got a knee injury. Doctors are suspecting that may be my medial maniscal muscle has been damaged or may be ligament.. What should I do?
I have a 50% rotator cuff tear. At what point should it be repaired? I just had a cortisone shot about 2 weeks ago which is already wearing off.
I had a bankart repair 4 months ago and have now dislocated again. Is it possible to dislocate and not do any damage? I keep subluxing now.
Usually no there is : Torn ligaments and labrum are the rule unless you are hypermobile genetically ...Read more
How long should you wait to have knee surgery after having a cortisone shot ? I am thinking of have knee replacement surgery and i had a cortisone shot 2 months ago, i need to know if this is enough time to wait.
Continued symptoms: If you are having continued problems with your knee, surgery may be indicated. Some concerning complaints: your knee cap continues to dislocate, or feels unstable, pain, swelling, etc. ...Read more
What should i be doing after the rupture where i now have a 8by10by4cm hematoma,watching for,doing or not doing,and for how long?
What kind of rupture: What kind of rupture did you have? I don't understand where your hematoma is- on the skin or internal? This makes a big difference in what you should be doing for self-care. If it's a skin hematoma, rest, ice, elevation, compression, and acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain are mainstays. If internal, rest and avoiding situations where you could rebleed are probably the most important things. ...Read more
I have a hyperextended knee. I am looking into getting a knee brace to support it until I can get surgery? What would you suggest?
Ligament brace: Look for a brace with metal supports on each side of your knee. It is often called a ligament brace. It will keep your knee as stable as possible. ...Read more
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