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Most tears to surg: Most but not all meniscal tears need surgery. If you are having mechanical symptoms (catching, popping, clicking, or any block to normal motion) then you will need surgery. Although not a cure, in the sense that the meniscal tear heals, a functional cure can occur without surgery if an acutely symptomatic tear becomes asymptomatic. Therapy, rest, & decreasing swelling can help control symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is a medial menicus root displacement considered a tear of the meniscus? What are the symptoms of this? I am looking for a orthopedic opinion?
Yes meniscus tear: Meniscus root tears are a type of meniscus tear where the attachment to the bone is torn. This is a usually not a great type of tear to have as it effectively takes away all function of the meniscus (which is important to prevent arthritis etc). If patient is less than 45 with no arthritis, a meniscus root repair should be done. Otherwise meniscal resection is recommended. Meniscal root repairs are technically demanding, and are usually done by orthopedic surgeons with fellowship training in the sub specialty of sports medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was just told that a displacement medial menicus root is not a tear but a antatomical variant. Is this right? Before surgery it wasn't like that?
I have a horizontal oblique tear of lateral of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with complex tear in body of anterior horn of medial menicus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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