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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I have chronic locking at the knee joint . Along the meniscus. I am afraid I am doing damage around the knee cap? Can that happen? Please help

I have chronic locking at the knee joint . Along the meniscus. I am afraid I am doing damage around the knee cap?  Can that happen?  Please help

Locking knee: Chronic locking knee may be doing more damage to the medial and/or lateral compartment more so than the "knee cap" or patellofemoral compartment. Obtain correlating MRI studies to determine cause of locking and if there is loose body or bucket handle meniscal tear contact your orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem?  What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more

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What causes burning pain in the knee joint? Was diagnosed with a displaced meniscus root? Told to live with it but i can't do that. Please help me

What causes burning pain in the knee joint? Was diagnosed with a displaced meniscus root? Told to live with it but i can't do that. Please help me

2nd opinion : I think this has been answered multiple times, but to reiterate, seek a 2nd opinion. Most likely you will need arthroscopic surgery to repair or partially remove any torn cartilage. ...Read more

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Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking , grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?

Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking , grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?

Yes: Yes to all of the above. Grinding sounds unusual though. If the noise comes from kneecap then it is the kneecap and not menisucs. However it sure sounds like it based on what you describe. Exam is very unreliable though and MRI is usually necessary. ...Read more

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Does only a MRI confirm a meniscus tear? Is there any other test to confirm that? Locking knee joint when sitting and raise the knee straight

Does only a MRI confirm a meniscus tear? Is there any other test to confirm that? Locking knee joint when sitting and raise the knee straight

It's the best: A meniscus does not show on an x-ray. The history and physical exam can really help make the diagnosis. An arthrogram, dye and air injected into the knee used to be used to help decide if a tear is present or not. Painful test, often inconclusive, and frankly just about a lost art. An MRI is fast, painless, and rarely wrong. Mris are usually done prior to suggesting surgery. ...Read more

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Where is the medial mensical root in the knee? What is the purpose of a j brace? Does popping of the knee joint mean that the meniscus is torn?

Where is the medial mensical root in the knee? What is the purpose of a j brace? Does popping of the knee joint mean that the meniscus is torn?

The Attachment: The meniscus is c-shaped. At each end is a firm attachment to the bone. That's the meniscus root. A j brace helps stabilize the patella (kneecap). A torn meniscus is one reason for the knee to pop. ...Read more