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Doctor insights on: Intense Pain In Knee Meniscus Tear

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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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Tips for relieving knee meniscus tear pain? Would ice help? Sometimes locks on me too!

Tips for relieving knee meniscus tear pain? Would ice help? Sometimes locks on me too!

Meniscal tear: ice would help, strengthening your quads and hamstrings will help was well, gentle stretching too ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of knee pain from a possible meniscus tear?

MMT: First, find out if it is a significant meniscal tear that would be causing locking or mechanical symptoms. Treatment may include stretching, nsaids, therapy, possible injection, or scope. May need mri/imaging study first. ...Read more

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What is a postitive test for knee pain? Such as a meniscus tear mccurray test if it clicks

What is a postitive test for knee pain? Such as a meniscus tear  mccurray test if it clicks

Knee pain: The mcmurray's test should be performed to test for a meniscal tear; this involved hyperflexing the knee and gently internally and externally rotating the knee; this may elicit a click and/or pain from the patient. Understand, too, that a positive mcmurray can be in the setting of a normal meniscus if there is inflamed synovium and/or articular cartilage wear. ...Read more

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I had a meniscectomy a year ago for a painful right knee meniscus tear. My knee still hurts and pops. Do i need to have a revision? I had to pay cash.

I had a meniscectomy a year ago for a painful right knee meniscus tear. My knee still hurts and pops. Do i need to have a revision? I had to pay cash.

Depends on dx.: Whether you have to have your knee 're- scoped' depends on your present diagnosis . If you have retorn your meniscus then probably yes. If your knee is hurting because of concomitant knee pathology ( associated arthritic changes) then possibly not... Other treatments may be helpful. Get a precise diagnosis from your surgeon and realistic expectations of prognosis . Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am suffering from knee pain diagonised with medial meniscus tear...Can i heal it without any surgery...Should i wear a brace?

I am suffering from knee pain diagonised with medial meniscus tear...Can i heal it without any surgery...Should i wear a brace?

Rarely: The meniscus of the knee has for 90%+ no circulation and because of it little potential to heal. Unless the tear is small and very peripheral (where circulation is best) it will not heal on its own. Surgery is advised for tears that are causing locking of the knee. Your symptoms have to correlate with the MRI findings to recommend surgery. ...Read more

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I have meniscus tear in my left knee, I am 5.4" and weigh 70 kg, i want to lose some weight what are my knee pain free exercise options?

I have meniscus tear in my left knee, I am 5.4" and weigh 70 kg, i want to lose some weight what are my knee pain free exercise options?

Exercise no help: If there is a significant tear causing pain, then exercises will not cause the pain to disappear. You need arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear. Over time, an unrepaired repair can cause damage to the articular cartilage. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i can have a torn meniscus and or ligament tear even though the MRI came back clean? I am constantly have knee pain and buckling

Is it possible that i can have a torn meniscus and or ligament tear even though the MRI came back clean? I am constantly have knee pain and buckling

See details: A normal MRI (if the reading is correct) makes tears unlikely. However, the symptom of buckling is impressive. See the orthopedist and discuss whether an mr-arthrogram is indicated. This is a more sensitive test than the plain mri. ...Read more

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18 yr old girl. Have knee pain for alil over 2 yrs. It catches and I have to pop it. Could I have a meniscus tear if there's no swelling? What to do?

18 yr old girl. Have knee pain for alil over 2 yrs. It catches and I have to pop it. Could I have a meniscus tear if there's no swelling? What to do?

Meniscus pathology: The fact that your knee is popping and you have been in pain for two years certainly speaks for a meniscus problem. Sedan orthopod for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more