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If I have a torn meniscus what risks would I be taking by snowboarding once?

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 more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

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


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How to determine if I have a torn meniscus?

How to determine if I have a torn meniscus?

You'll have symptoms: Like pain, swelling, tenderness, catching sensation in the knee whenever it is moved, even sensation of knee giving way under, as you take a step. All these or most of these symptoms would be seen with a meniscal tear. See your orthopod to get it DX & treated. ...Read more

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Will I need surgery if I have a torn meniscus?

Will I need surgery if I have a torn meniscus?

Orthopedic surgeon: It is not always necessary to have surgery for a torn meniscus as they are quite commonly found in many people who have no symptoms. However at your young age an untreated torn meniscus can lead to other knee issues at a later time. Accordingly you should take the advice of a skilled orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a torn meniscus?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a torn meniscus?

Joint line pain or: The hinge where your femur meets your tibia will be tender and can click or catch typically on the inside. Clicking and catching are two positive tests for a meniscus tear. The patfem joint is the joint around your kneecap. If you have swelling in your knee, joint line pain and a history of an injury the likelihood of a meniscus tear is more significant. ...Read more

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I think I have a torn meniscus & it pops, locks ,& cracks. How can this be fixed?

I think I have a torn meniscus & it pops, locks ,& cracks. How can this be fixed?

Knee pain: meniscal tear cause knee pain and other knee symtoms including. knee pain, swelling, locking, not straitening all the way. The knee giving out, feeling unstable, like it won't support you. Tests include Xray, MRI. You may need arthroscopy.. Treatment : resting the knee. Raise the above level of your heart, Ice pack. Using crutches, Knee brace. Pain medication. Exercise. If persisting see orthopedi ...Read more

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I have a torn meniscus and am down here on vacation with my family and I really need something for the pain ?

I have a torn meniscus and am down here on vacation with my family and I really need something for the pain ?

OTC: Hi, you can go to the drugstore here and buy Other The counter pain medication like Motrin, Tylenol (acetaminophen). Or you can go to an urgent care to be seen. Feel better soon and enjoy your vacation. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a torn meniscus for last 4 years .. I want to repair it naturally ... Without surgery ... I feel pain all the time ..

No: It is very rare for a meniscus to heal without intervention. It really depends on where the tear is. If it is peripheral, it can be sewn together if at the time of surgery it looks like an appropriate option. These choices really are made in surgery. Some will advocate injecting prp into the tear but there is mixed information on this. If you have had this for 4 years, i doubt it will ever heal. ...Read more

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Could I have a torn meniscus if I fell playing tennis?

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Possibly: Tennis is certainly a likely method for getting a meniscus tear. Typically a twisting or squatting knee motion is more likely to cause a meniscus tear. The other way to get meniscus tears is in situations where the knee is already unstable such as after an acl tear. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a torn meniscus?

MRI: Because the symptoms of a torn meniscus are similar to many problems inside the knee (pain, catching, feelings of instability) the only way to really know is an mri. An experienced physician can usually be faily confident after a history and exam, but the pictures of the MRI are the best evidence other than really looking inside the knee. ...Read more

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