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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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What is the definition or description of: torn meniscus?

What is the definition or description of: torn 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 more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Bursa (Definition)

The bursa is a sac of fluid within a joint in ...Read more


Dr. Edward Neilsen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are the uses of coxcomb injections for a meniscus bursa condition?

What are the uses of coxcomb injections for a meniscus bursa condition?

Synvisc: Synvisc is derived from compound found in the comb of roosters. It's chief component is hyaluronic acid, which attracts water and at least theoretically promotes new cartilage to develop, thereby increasing "cushioning" in the joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Do you recommend syvn injection after a meniscus repair and lateral release?

Do you recommend syvn injection after a meniscus repair and lateral release?

No: Synvisc injections are not indicated in situation of a meniscal repair and lateral release. Synvisc is used for arthritic knees only. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
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Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?

Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?

Yes: No one is really sure what causes a discoid meniscus. Some doctors think that because there is an abnormal ligament attachment, the meniscus stretches out while a child is developing (after birth) and a discoid meniscus forms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I have meniscus tear right knee I have had a steroid injection i still have flares up a lot

I have meniscus tear right knee I have had a steroid injection  i still have flares up a lot

Sounds like the : Steroid didn't do the job. The meniscus will never heal. It has no blood supply. May want to consider arthroscopic surgery. Consult an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?

If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?

Hard to say: A meniscal tear will not heal, but a cortisone shot may help decrease the swelling sometime it takes a week or so to have the swelling go down realistically the onlly way to cure the problem is to do an arthroscopic meniscectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Knee Problems : You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections. Why ? At age 35 you are young to have degenerative changes. Complications covers a lot of things and usually implies that things didn't go as planned. If you have pre-existing arthritis then you are going to need to deal with that. Are you overweight? Really we need more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Klassen
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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Will steroid injection in need help torn meniscus of knee? X-ray has been taken but no MRI of me knee.What are side effects and negatives of steroids?

No: A steroid injection is temp pain relief and most meniscal tear will not heal. The side effects of steroids are softening of articular cartilage, delay healing of peripheral tears and increase in glucose in those diabetics. It may provide temporary relief but if one injection does no solve the problem then you need to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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I have a torn meniscus and hypothyroidism, arthritis, gout my sedimtary condition led to blood clots - DVT &pe & various other prob. No ins. Anyhelp sug?

I have a torn meniscus and hypothyroidism, arthritis, gout my sedimtary condition led to blood clots - DVT &pe & various other prob. No ins. Anyhelp sug?

You need help: You have quite a few medical problems that will require on-going care. You really need help. Check with your doctor or hospital's social worker to determine what programs you might qualify for. Perhaps medical assistance? If your income is too high for that, you surely would qualify for the new "obamacare" subsidies. You may be amazed to discover how affordable health care may be for you. ...Read more

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