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Doctor insights on: Knee Supports For Meniscus Tears

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Is it possible to tear your meniscus in the knee?

Is it possible to tear your meniscus in the knee?

Yes: Unfortunately, we can tear the meniscal cartilage in the knee. In younger patients, this is usually the result of significant trauma, such as a sports injury. As we age, sometime a patient can tear the cartilage with minimal trauma or a twisting injury to the knee. Some patients cannot remember the exact injury to the knee, since at the time the injury did not seem significant. ...Read more

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What are the ways you can tear your meniscus in the knee?

What are the ways you can tear your meniscus in the knee?

Twisting: The most common mechanisms of tearing the meniscus include deep squatting, or planting the foot and twisting the leg. The meniscus may also tear in association with a more significant injury to the knee, like a tear of the acl. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

Evaluation: History-injury, clicking, pain , popping, giving way. Physical exam findings. Mri. Surgery. ...Read more

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What can be done about a tear in your meniscus in the knee?

What can be done about a tear in your meniscus in the knee?

Surgery: Surgery is indicated, and depending on the location of the tear and the quality of the tissue, a repair or a meniscectomy (removal of the torn portion) is indicated. ...Read more

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Will my knee always lock up due to a meniscus tear a month ago?

Will my knee always lock up due to a meniscus tear a month ago?

Possibly.: A torn meniscus can act like a "hangnail" and cause irritation and locking symptoms within the knee. You most likely will require arthroscopic surgery to take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my knee feels stuck after meniscus tear? Help?

Could you tell me why my knee feels stuck after meniscus tear? Help?

Caught in the joint.: The tear may be flipping in and out of the knee joint, causing locking or catching. Usually, with those types of symptoms, you would require arthroscopic knee surgery, to remove the torn piece of meniscus. ...Read more

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Could tearing your meniscus make it easier for your knee to dislocate?

Could tearing your meniscus make it easier for your knee to dislocate?

NO: the meniscus has nothing to do with stabilizing the knee joint on the grand scale. The ligaments in your knee stabilize your knee. Primarily the MCL, LCL, ACL and PCL ...Read more

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Is it common for meniscus tears to hurt on and off ? And too hurt on backside of knee ?

Is it common for meniscus tears to hurt on and off ? And too hurt on backside of knee ?

Possible: Meniscus tears can wax and wane depending on the type of tear and the type and amount of loading and activity. If it is locking or catching, you may be causing more damage to your knee and it should be cgecjed ...Read more

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Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Suggest eval: Its hard to tell what's causing the pain. With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology. If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read more

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