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Injections Meniscus Bursa Condition
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?
If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I twisted my knee and heard a big loud pop when bowling. Just went to Dr. To get the MRI results. Complex meniscus tear w much cartlidge gone. He gave me a cortisone injection, but also mentioned I would likey end up needing knee replacement. I'm so conf
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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