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Miniscus Tear Treatment
Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?
Maybe: A finding of a tear on MRI does not mean you need surgery. The key to determining if you need surgery is reproducible pain that prevents you from performing the activities that you enjoy. Swelling is another factor that would indicate that surgery is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: If you are having symptoms and you have not responded to conservative treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is greater risk for arthritis. Every tear however cannot be repaired, and the tear pattern, location of tear, quality of tissue, and expectations of the patient need to be considered. There will be restrictions after surgery if the meniscus is repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?
Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I consider surgery?
SLAP tear extending from superior posterior to anterior
inferior labrum. Possible tear of middle glenohumeral ligament. Partial-thickness bursal surface supraspinatus tendon tear. Focal cartilaginous loss of glenoid.
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
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