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How to cure menicus tear without surgery and how long to take to cure?

How to cure menicus tear without surgery and how long to take to cure?

Need surgery: The only way to correct a meniscal tear is an arthroscopic surgery. Other treatment such as shots and therapy only calm down the inflammation an arthroscopic procedure is the current way to treat the tear and allow you to get back to sports in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a right inguinal hernia and a left medial menicus tear , both surgery repaired with 4 months affect your walking ? I limp after a few steps.

Can a right inguinal hernia  and a left medial menicus tear , both surgery repaired with 4 months affect your walking ? I limp after a few steps.

Meniscus problem: Hernia rarely affects gait, but expect problems from medical injury, as this does not occur in a vacuum. Other degenerative aspects to the knee commonly cause gait problems. Return to your ortho to get topical agents, braces? Or injections to help your pain. If that does not work, physical,therapy and perhaps a cane will help ...Read more

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What are ways to tear your meniscus?

What are ways to tear your meniscus?

Rotational force on : Most tears of the meniscus occur from a rotational force on the knee joint. Surprisingly, this force does not need to be that great to cause a tear of the meniscus. Perfect example is sitting cross legged(indian style), is enough force to tear it. ...Read more

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How do you tear your meniscus on purpose?

How do you tear your meniscus on purpose?

Not Likely!: I can't imagine anyone wanting to tear the meniscus in their knee on purpose. Quite painful and significantly debilitating in the short term depending on the extent. Usually one tears their meniscus by accident while trying to go one way and their knee going awkwardly in another direction. For example, like planting your foot and twisting in the opposite direction for a kick. ...Read more

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How can you tell when you tear your meniscus?

How can you tell when you tear your meniscus?

Pain in the knee: Few things for diagnosis of meniscal tear including, clicking of the knee when trying to move it, the knee is stuck in one position and will not move, pain right over the joint line on either the inside or the outside of the knee, and swelling are all common. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to tear my meniscus for the 2nd time?

Is it possible for me to tear my meniscus for the 2nd time?

Yes. The same or --: Other meniscus could be torn this time. Consult your orthopod to get it DX and start treatment for it. ...Read more

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Is your meniscus weaker after part of it has been removed and easier to tear?

Is your meniscus weaker after part of it has been removed and easier to tear?

Not always.: The goal of arthroscopy for treating a meniscus tear is to remove the portion that is causing the symptoms (pain, swelling, & catching). The remaining meniscus is usually stable & less likely to retear because the unstable portion has been removed. A good analogy is trimming a hangnail to avoid propagation of the tear and prevention of further injury (except arthroscopy is performed under water). ...Read more

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How common is it to tear your meniscus when part of it has already been removed?

How common is it to tear your meniscus when part of it has already been removed?

Rare but can occur: The goal of partial meniscectomy is to negate the symptoms of pain, catching and swelling that are common with a torn meniscus. When a portion of meniscus is removed, there is less left to possibly tear again, so it makes sense that retear becomes less likely. A partially respected meniscus, however, may still have remnants of less than normal tissue that can be susceptible to retear. ...Read more

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Can you re-tear a repaired meniscus? I had it repaired 14 months ago, and just this week it started to twinge.

Can you re-tear a repaired meniscus? I had it repaired 14 months ago, and just this week it started to twinge.

Only if Trauma: Yes you can retear if you have new injury in the joint involved,But without trauma a spontaneous tear is unlikely after 14 months.If the pain persists or gets worse,get it checked ...Read more

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How does a meniscus get displaced in the first place? I have been trying to find out if a displaced meniscus root is a tear at the attachment ?

Root Tear=Displaceme: A tear of the meniscal root leads to displacement of the meniscus. 2 of the main attachments of the meniscus are at the root both in the front and back up. ...Read more

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How easy is it to tear your meniscus? I am not going to do this. I was just wondering because my friend tore his yesterday but i saw him yesterday.

It depends: The meniscus in a young person is thick and strong like rubber. In an older person it thins out and the substance of it is not as strong. A young person needs a very high energy twisting type of injury. An older person might get the tear from walking or going up/down stairs or squatting. Not all tears are the same and small frayed edges (small tears) are more common than large. ...Read more

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How can you tell how much of your meniscus is torn? Can you tell without invasion test? Had meniscus tears for 4 years and 2 ops and torn it again?

How can you tell how much of your meniscus is torn? Can you tell without invasion test? Had meniscus tears for 4 years and 2 ops and torn it again?

MRI is best test: A strong MRI ( 3.0 Tesla) closed magnet is probably the best noninvasive way to ascertain the degree of damage within your knee. This combimed with a thorough examination should be very accurate on answering your question ...Read more

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Is there an underlying cause to numerous meniscus tears over time? I'm a healthy, active 32 year old female who has had multiple tears over 14 years

Is there an underlying cause to numerous meniscus tears over time? I'm a healthy, active 32 year old female who has had multiple tears over 14 years

No specific cause: There is not likely a specific underlying cause. Once a knee has an injury, it is no longer a stable as it once was and has a higher risk of re-injury. As you injury it multiple times that re-injury risk goes up. At times genetics can play a role as can being involved in the same activities that caused the injury in the first place. Furthermore, body mechanics can be a factor. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Yes, it can, BUT it-: Is rather unlikely, as they generally don't, unless the tear is a minor one. I don't think they heal but they certainly become symptom-free. Surgery can help certain types of the tears by repairing them which are dependent on the specific site they occur in. Most are however not amenable to repair. ...Read more

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How to know if I have meniscus tear?

You can't: A medical professional should be able to give you a working diagnosis regarding likely or not likely a 3rd degree sprain, or full tear. Without MRI or arthroscopy, we can only be mostly correct regarding damaged meniscus or not. Being able to walk on that leg does not rule out torn meniscus, nor does the absence of swelling. The pain will eventually subside even with treatment. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear heal after a week?

Not usually: Most tears do not heal. Only the outer third of the meniscus has a blood supply to heal itself but this is not the common way they tear. But, it is common for some small tears to calm down after a week or two and they can be asymptomatic for weeks or months, sometimes years with little tears. ...Read more

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Does a meniscus tear itch as it heals?

Does a meniscus tear itch as it heals?

Possibly: This is not a common symptom, but every person is different. Any time there is healing/inflammation involved, there may be associated itching. ...Read more