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Meniscus In Knee Joint
Thanks for all the help. Does a meniscus that is torn always cause clicking and locking of the knee joint? I seem to have a hard time extending
Yes: That is one of the classic signs of a meniscal tear. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
What causes burning sensation in the knee joint medially? Please help I am going crazy. Was told displaced meniscus is this the cause for burning pain
Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report. ?
Probably nothing: To call a tear, you must see signal going to the edge of the meniscus. Intrasubstance signal not extending to the surface would not satisfy criteria for a tear on mri. As a side note, the quality of the scanner and the scan parameters they chose will have great impact on the ability to see subtle findings such as this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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