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Doctor insights on: Medial Meniscus Degeneration

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Dr. Philip Regala Dr. Regala
Orthopedic Surgery
26 years in practice
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Posterior horn medial meniscus with myxoid degeneration, what is this?

Posterior horn medial meniscus with myxoid degeneration, what is this?

Meniscal Degeneratio: It sounds like you are describing an MRI finding on a radiologist report. It means, that on imaging, the substance of the meniscus in the inside (medial) and posterior (back) part of your knee is starting to degrade. This is a normal occurrence starting in your twenties. In the absence of a tear, this finding should be asymptomatic and should not require surgery

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Posterior horn medial meniscus with myxoid degeneration, what is this?

Posterior horn medial meniscus with myxoid degeneration, what is this?

Medial meniscus: Sounds like a knee problem form wear and tear and age.

Dr. Bradley Butkovich Dr. Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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I have medial meniscus grade 1 degeneration signal on my both knee shown in my mri. What must I do?

I have medial meniscus grade 1 degeneration signal on my both knee shown in my mri. What must I do?

Meniscus: Grade I tears is essentially non-surgical. Ice nsaids and possibly a cortisone injections are good options for treatment and usually address the issue.

Dr. Regina Hillsman Dr. Hillsman
Orthopedic Surgery
40 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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MRI shows a fairly extensive tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus and advanced mucoid degeneration of ACL. Will this require surgery? Thanks!

MRI shows a fairly extensive tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus and advanced mucoid degeneration of ACL. Will this require surgery? Thanks!

Probably: But some people successfully rehab it. But it is between you and your orthopedist and the amount of expected activity that will hel

Dr. Christopher Hajnik Dr. Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
14 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Meniscus medial posterior horn degeneration grade 2 is it a serious injury? Any possibility to heal?

Unlikely: Meniscus tears will not heal, but they may not be symptomatic. A lot depends on your symptoms and physical exam.

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Dr. Robert Coles Dr. Coles
Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Grade II degenerative (mucoid degeneration) mr signal changes at posterior horn of medial meniscus. Does this imply a tear? Surgery?

Grade II degenerative (mucoid degeneration) mr signal changes at posterior horn of medial meniscus. Does this imply a tear? Surgery?

Probably not: If the signal does not communicate with the articular surface it is not torn but you have degenerative changes which can lead to a tear in the future.

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What is mucoid degeneration of the medial meniscus does this suggest a tear? I am 48 and have extreme pain in the knee with catching and pop

Possibly: Your symptoms sound like a tear. The meniscus usually has a very solid black signal throughout when it is healthy. When you can see an abnormal signal and it goes to the surface, it is usually considered a tear. When there is signal change within the meniscus but it does not connect with the surface, it is often described as degeneration. You probably have a subtle tear, may need a scope.

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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What does mucoid degeneration of the medial meniscus mean? Seen on MRI. Also what does truncation mean of the posterior horn attaching roots mean? Help

What does mucoid degeneration of the medial meniscus mean? Seen on MRI. Also what does truncation mean of the posterior horn attaching roots mean? Help

Mucoid degeneration,: Like degenerative arthritis of a joint, generally occurs as a results of aging. It can cause pain and to a meniscal tear. Truncation means that the size of the posterior horn is smaller than normal, usually due to a prior tear or surgery.

Dr. Aruna Seneviratne Dr. Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
22 years in practice
New York Medical College
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How do I find out the grade of my tear from my MRI its oblique anterior horn of the medial meniscus extending to superior articular surface also mild degeneration of posteror horm of medial meniscus?

How do I find out the grade of my tear from my MRI its oblique anterior horn of the medial meniscus extending to superior articular surface also mild degeneration of posteror horm of medial meniscus?

Grade 3: Mri signal classification of meniscus is as follows. Grade 1 globular intrameniscal signal grade 2 linear intrameniscal signal grade 3 linear signal extending to the articular surface.

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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"grade II signal within posterior horn of the medial meniscus, which may represent mucinous degeneration or meniscal bruise" is surgery needed?! help!

"grade II signal within posterior horn of the medial meniscus, which may represent mucinous degeneration or meniscal bruise" is surgery needed?! help!

No: This finding on an MRI (read by a radiologist) is fairly common. Grade 2 " signal change " does not mean u have a meniscus tear. Your history and phy. Exam should be fairly obvious for a meniscus tear @ your age.'mucinous degeneration' @ age 16 is ext. Rare. Meniscal 'bruises' is not an orthopedic dx. See (w/ your parent (s)) an experienced ors who is adept w/ knee problems. Best of luck!

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I'm a dancer. Have knee pain since 1yr. Initial mri-grade 1 intrasubstance ACL tear. Recent MRI -mucoid degeneration in medial meniscus. A 2nd damage?

I'm a dancer. Have knee pain since 1yr. Initial mri-grade 1 intrasubstance ACL tear. Recent MRI -mucoid degeneration in medial meniscus. A 2nd damage?

MRI report: This is an MRI report; see your orthopedic surgeon for clinical correlation. Your knee pain may not be related to these MRI findings (i.e.U may have tendinitis).Injuries to the meniscus and acl in your age group are usually clinically obvious on exam. Grade 1 signal in a meniscus is usually a normal finding and mucin outs degeneration would be rare in a 24 yr. Old. Good luck!

Dr. David Dang Dr. Dang
Radiology
10 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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I made. Mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?

I made. Mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?

Conservative.: If your physician is not familiar with the condition, I would recommend a sport medicine or orthopedic consultation. Mucoid degeneration of the meniscus refers to a change in the molecular make up of the meniscus as a nonspecific response to injury particularly in a young adult but can be related to aging to older individuals. Treatment is typically conversative, ie, nonsurgical.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Medial meniscus injury is where?

Medial meniscus injury is where?

Let me explain: In the knee on the inside part of it. Thank.

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia Dr. Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
17 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Medial meniscus tear, does it heal?

Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What is a medial meniscus root displacement?

What is a medial meniscus root displacement?

Please see the pic: Medial meniscus root displacement? When the meniscus tear happened in the attachment to the knee and get out it is place. It could happened to medial and lateral meniscus.

Dr. John McDonald Dr. McDonald
Orthopedic Surgery
12 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What are the dangers of medial meniscus surgery?

What are the dangers of medial meniscus surgery?

Few: This is the most commonly performed ortho surgery. Risks include bleeding, pain, infection, damage to nerves (specifically the saphenous) and blood vessels, worsening arthritis down the road if part of the meniscus must be removed, failure of a repair to heal, chance of recurrent tear, failure of pain to resolve. These are all very infrequent and this is typically a very safe procedure.

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Super nervous about medial meniscus surgery. What to expect?

Super nervous about medial meniscus surgery. What to expect?

Expectations: These surgeries are almost always done arthroscopically - through small incisions - therefore there is usually little recovery time. In rare cases, a meniscal repair is done, which can be more painful, and which usually requires protected weightbearing, which then lengthens the recovery time. Other than that, most patients do fine with medial meniscus surgery and recover quickly. Good luck!

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman Dr. Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

Yes yes: To answer this again yes it is a tear and it can be treated surgically you should really see and discuss this with an orthopedic surgeon fact to face to get this problem delt with best of luck to you.