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Doctor insights on: Injections Meniscus Bursa Condition

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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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Bursa (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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