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I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

Rehabilitation: Saving the meniscus is always our first priority. If exercising with a torn meniscus then the bike and the pool are usually the safest. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more


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Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.

Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.

May need surgery: If you underwent an attempt at non operative care for a meniscus and are still having symptoms, it suggests it probably did not heal. You may be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery. I would discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

See below:: Most cysts in the back of the knee are due to knee joint causes, which improve as the causes is treated. So my recommendations would be: 1: do nothing except maybe pain meds, for 3 months; if no improvement, then; 2: aspiration (removing fluid) under ultrasonic guidance for fluid/needle biopsy; or; 3: removal of the cyst through the back of the knee, to get tissue for biopsy. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus with knee ulcer. What is best treatment?

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meniscus with knee ulcer. What is best treatment?

Need arthroscopy: Usually arthroscopy can fully determine and often treat a torn meniscus. Mri might be interpreted incorrectly and often a surgeon will either find the MRI not representing what they see during video arthroscopy. The ulcer however should be better explained as it can be due to a number of causes and treatment will vary depending on the cause. Find an orthopedic specialist who treats athletes. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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What workouts can I do with a meniscus tear in my knee?

What workouts can I do with a meniscus tear in my knee?

Workout as tolerated: Not all meniscal tears are the same. Unstable tears will cause pain when provoked by activities such as running, cutting, and pivoting (changing direction rapidly). Unless surgery is indicated, you should be able to slowly advance as tolerated with your normal workouts. Avoidance of high impact aerobic activities, running, jumping and deep knee bending is often recommended initially. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone has a titled tibia? Could that be the cause of clicking and clunking in the knee? Could that suggest a meniscus tear?

What does it mean when someone has a titled tibia? Could that be the cause of clicking and clunking in the knee? Could that suggest a meniscus tear?

Genu varum/valgum: This means that the top flat part of your shin bone/tibia is not quite flat but is at an angle. Thas may cause your leg and knee to appear a bit askew. This can be congenital, arthritic or post-traumatic. See a knee specialist to see if anything can or even should be done. ...Read more

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What is gait training? Does plica grow back in the knee? Does having joint line pain suggest that there is a meniscus tear. I having clicking locking.

What is gait training? Does plica grow back in the knee? Does having joint line pain suggest that there is a meniscus tear. I having clicking locking.

Joint pain: Joint line pain is very non specific. It can reflect a meniscal tear but also referred articular cartilage wear to the condyle and/or plateau. It may also reflect inflamed synovium. ...Read more

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