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Is It Normal For Leg Length To Increase After Torn Meniscus Surgery
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have severe pateler chondramalas and torn meniscus repeatedly & 4 surgeries had a skiing accident and now i cannot raise my leg without severe pain?
Knee pain: How soon after the accident? Your history would suggest bad chondromalacia and loss of the meniscus can lead to early arthritis. If your pain is significant then i would recommend evaluation with x-rays as an acute fracture from the fall cannot be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?
Dont think so.: It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee prior to surgery, and after surgery you normalized your gait and felt as though there was an increase in length. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's after a full leg brace? I had vascular surgery and my meniscus is still ripped. What comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?
Varies: It varies in part on the reason for the brace. A brace is not a standard treatment for your meniscal tear, so you may be wearing the brace for other reasons. Typical treatment for most meniscal tears is arthroscopic repair verses debridement, but you might not be a candidate for this based upon a recent vascular surgery. I would certainly discuss specifics of your case with your surgeons. ...Read more
After DVT, with the swell ever go away, in my leg leg and can my orthopedic, tell me, if I still have DVT. I had surgery for torn meniscus.
Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?
Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement such I be worried?
Don't quite under-: -stand the?. The blueness in the toes is common. It is a response to injury,and involves a circulatory response especially if the leg is dependent. The rest is not a question. When she starts to have less pain & is weight bearing this usually goes away. If not, call your surgeon. ...Read more
Daughter 21 yrs old had torn meniscus knee surgery 2 days after surgery the foot&toes r ice cold on the same leg as feeling&movement worry &concerned?
Concerned Mom: Hyperactive sympathetic nervous system réponses are not unusual post operative. This is more common when a tourniquet has been used. Be sure that she is walking to prevent blood clots. Hot tea and mom's warm chicken soup would help. Dad would suggest a shot of something that would cause peripheral vascular dilatation. Keep her active and it would not hurt to call the surgeon's office. ...Read more
Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.
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