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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, jr. md
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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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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

How serious does a meniscus injury have to be before i would have to stop running?

Too much pain: If you can run and do your thing, then you dont knee it fixed. If it hurts all the time and stops you from your activities or impairs your function then get it fixed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Should i be running outside if i hav a torn ACL and menicus?

ACL and meniscus: Limit pivoting, twisting, and torquing. Light running, slow speed, on a cushioned track may help. Avoid irregular surfaces. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for possible surgical treatments. ...Read more

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I have a meniscus. Would be better if I do the surgery?

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 more

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Is it safe to have a hip surgry while you have mercer.?

Is it safe to have a hip surgry while you have mercer.?

I assume you mean: Mrsa not mercer the answer is yu shold not have surgery whil you have active MRSA - but consult an infectious disease person. ...Read more

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Do I have to be on crutches if I have a torn meniscus?

Do I have to be on crutches if I have a torn meniscus?

Possibly.: Only if the pain is to great, or if your knee is locked, where you can't straighten or bend it. ...Read more

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What would be prescribed to me while taking Suboxone if I have a broken bone?

What would be prescribed to me while taking Suboxone if I have a broken bone?

DIFFICULT: This is a tough one as you cannot be in treatment and take an opiate pain medication. Maybe Motrin or possibly Ultram. I would suggest that you definitely discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need surgery from a dislocated knee cap a year ago?

How do I know if I need surgery from a dislocated knee cap a year ago?

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

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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 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

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How to know if I have bankart lesion or not after a dislocated shoulder. What should I do?

How to know if I have bankart lesion or not after a dislocated shoulder. What should I do?

See a specialist.: See a sports medicine shoulder specialist. He or she will perform an exam and possibly order diagnostic studies, to see if you have a bankart lesion. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Jack Farr
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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery C-shaped disc that cushions the knee, ...Read more