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I have torn meniscus in both of my knees. What are good exercises to strengthen them fast. One knee is fixed the other is not. Both sore and painful.?

I have torn meniscus in both of my knees. What are good exercises to strengthen them fast. One knee is fixed the other is not. Both sore and painful.?

None: No exercises will heal a torn mwniscus. They have no blood suply and no tendendency to heal. Arthroscopic surgery is the solution. See anortho guy and talk to him/her about it. ...Read more

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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What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus of knee?

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus of knee?

Pain.: Pain along the joint line, pain, or locking/catching with rotational actions, such as rolling over in bed, getting in/out of a car, putting on socks, etc. ...Read more

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I had a torn meniscus months ago and my knee feels the same it did before surg?

I had a torn meniscus months ago and my knee feels the same it did before surg?

Need thorough reeval: Persistent pain after meniscus surgery could be due to many factors: insufficient rehab/pt; other disease in the knee such as articular cartilage damage (chondromalacia, djd, arthritis), additional tearing of the meniscus; rarely, nerve pain (saphenous neuritis, lumbar radiculopathy, crps) or other... Talk to your surgeon. Consider getting a second opinion from a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about a torn meniscus that is getting worse after my knee gave out?

What can I do about a torn meniscus that is getting worse after my knee gave out?

Be seen: If you have a known meniscal tear and your symptoms are getting worse after your knee "gave out", I would definitely be seen. Your tear may have progressed, and some tears can be repaired before more " damage" is done. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss in detail your options. ...Read more

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My knee was catching and locking often for a few weeks but is now better. Do I still need to have my torn meniscus repaired? Is this likely to recur?

My knee was catching and locking often for a few weeks but is now better. Do I still need to have my torn meniscus repaired? Is this likely to recur?

Hard to say: Sometimes, with time and/or therapy, surgery can be avoided. If you keep doing exercises and don't reinjuer it, often you can be symptom free for years. Sometimes, though, it can act up without warning. If it keeps giving you trouble or acts up too often, then surgery may be a good choice. Discuss options with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a torn meniscus in my knee?

What to do if I have a torn meniscus in my knee?

Unable to answer: More details are needed in order to answer your question. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus in the knee?

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus in the knee?

Varied: Typical symptoms of this problem are swelling of the knee, pain in the knee, giving way of the knee. You should see your orthopedic specialist and obtain an MRI ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a torn meniscus in the knee?

How to determine if I have a torn meniscus in the knee?

Symptoms: Common knee symptoms with meniscal tear: pain, swelling, popping, catching, locking, and sensation of giving way. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a torn meniscus in the knee?

What's the best way to recover from a torn meniscus in the knee?

Surgery?: The majority of meniscus tears in younger people are treated surgically. If the meniscus is torn in the correct spot, it can be repaired, unfortunately most require surgical excision of the tear. Rehab usually lasts 4-6 weeks after the surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell buy an X-ray alone if you have a torn meniscus in your knee?

Can you tell buy an X-ray alone if you have a torn meniscus in your knee?

No: The meniscus is a "soft tissue" and as other soft tissues of the knee, x-rays go through them easily, so they are either not visible or only faintly visible on x-ray. In the case of the mensicus, they are not visualized unless they have calcium deposits and then there are only faint outlines. Thus it is not possible to detect a torn meniscus with a plain x-rays. ...Read more

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