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Miniscus Tear Treatment
Lots of options: Sometimes it can be as easy as leaving it alone and doing some exercises to help the knee joint unload. Other times it might involve surgery. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to assess your status. There have been some recent advances in the stem cell therapy that might be helpful in healing the tear rather than cutting it out in surgery. Look into regenexx. ...Read more
Arthroscopy: For a young person arthroscopic meniscal repair is the best solution. If the meniscus is not repairable or is in a portion of the meniscus that has a poor blood supply("white/ white" zone) , then arthroscopic partial menisectomy is best.meniscal tears generally do not heal and cause pain, ' catching' etc. even in young pts. See your ORS who is proficient @ arthroscopy. Good Luck! ...Read more
I've a grade3 tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus, i'm taking phisiotherapy treatment. Will it heal?
Unlikely, medical...: ..tissue is avasccular & does not have great healing ability. PT can help with Ur acute ssx, but the tear is there just waiting 4 the proper movement of the knee 2 raise it's ugly head again. Avoid deep squats, cutting 2 the side of the tear. It can happen in bed @ nite, sleeping alone. Has an ortho Cn U yet, if not it would B a good idea. ...Read more
Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?
@ Ur age it means U-: -have injured it sometime along the way. MRI's may miss tears, with that in mind,U should C an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Studies have shown that an exam can B more reliable than the MRI. Only by 1-2 %. Obviously U have symptoms so C ortho sports med. ...Read more
Arthroscopic surgery: Either arthroscopic partial menicectomy or medical repair depending on type of tear ...Read more
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, what is the treatment for that?
It depends: Arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus if the tear is in a location that can be repaired or excision of the loose piece of the meniscus if the symptoms are that of pain, clicking or giving out of the knee. If you are not having any significant problems you can choose to leave it alone till symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more
If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?
I am experiencing stiffness in my knees when bending the dr said have a tear in the meniscus. Does this require a special treatment?
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