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Doctor insights on: Medial Meniscus Ligament

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is a medial meniscus displacement? What can be done to fix the displacement?

What is a medial meniscus displacement? What can be done to fix the displacement?

Out of place: My guess: displacement means it is pushed/displaced from its original location from some type of injury/trauma i.E a tear. If it is slight and not causing pain, you may not nee to do anything. If it is causing some discomort, motrin/aleve and physical therapy/knee rehab may help. If still persistent, you may need to see an ortho for a possible surgical correction .. Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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The medial meniscus is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

Knee locking: There is most likely pain also. This is a surface that allows the knee to move smoothly. It is usually associated with a tear from a trauma. ...Read more

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Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that their is a tear at the meniscus? Please explain.

Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that their is a tear at the meniscus? Please explain.

Probably: Obviously you are referring to an MRI result it the patient is symptomatic by symptoms and exam, they will likely undergo arthroscopic .Evaluation and potential menisectomy as recently as last week i performed an arthroscopy on a patient with firm physical findings but vague MRI findings one must put the whole pic together and do whatever is necessary to get the patient better. ...Read more

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