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Multiple Meniscus Tears In The Same Knee
Different: The patellar tendon is a band of flexible fibrous tissue that attaches the lower part of your knee cap ("patella") to the top front of your tibia, the leg bone just below your knee. The knee joint is behind the patella and is where the tibia and the femur (thigh bone) come together in a kind of a hinge. ...Read more
Can a SLAP tear in the left shoulder and meniscus tear in right knee be repaired at the same time?
Yes but depends..: some orthopedic surgeons will but best to have fellowship trained specialist for each area, if ortho group has alot of doctors together they can coordinate surgery during the same anesthesia but this is rare ,most like to divide it which is good ;be patient, takes time to rehab/heal each ...Read more
Are the infrapatellar plica, suprapatellar plica and medial plica all the same thing/belong to same structure with folds at different places?
location differs: All are folds of synovium (tissue lining the knee capsule), but differ in locations within that joint capsule. ...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?
If it dislocates: I agree with the above. In certain cases where there is more trauma and a dislocation occurs both ligaments can be torn at the same time. Fortunately this is uncommon, but there are some serious potential neurovascular side effects with the type of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee MRI says wide separation of the lateral meniscal horns presumably due to radial tear. Arthroscopy found no tear. Still in pain, what next?
Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?
Depends: Medications / injections or surgery. Depends upon how much pain you have and what your response to prior interventions has been. Generally try the easy things first and advance to surgery when nothing else works. ...Read more
I have both a tear in the body of medial meniscus and a vertical tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is this common? Will surgery be re
Meniscal Tears: Medial meniscal tears are common in the knee. The type you describe is the most common tear, affecting both the body and posterior horn. Surgery is an option if you continue to have pain along the inner part of the knee and, especially, if you have mechanical symptoms (locking or catching of the knee) during range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of
the medial meniscus no tear seen in MRI. Can't run , squat. Is surgery the answer?
Probably : The presence of a parameniscal cyst usually implies the meniscus is at least damaged. Not to mention causing pain. Best consult with an orthopedic surgeon for your options ...Read more
My mothers MRI came back showing chronic degenerative tear of the acl, chronic degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the medial medial meniscus.?
Acl tear: Older patients will sometimes have MRI readings showing "acl tears." this should be correlated with the patient's symptoms. If an acl tear is present in an "older" patient try treating the patient with an initial conservative course including brace and pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?
No: The knee locking is typically caused by guarding from pain, so the locking in and of itself does not cause the tear to grow larger. If the knee truly locks and you really cannot move it at all then that is typically treated as a surgical emergency and you should contact your orthopedist urgently. ...Read more
Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?
Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?
Absolutely: Yes, a meniscus tear can definitely cause you to have difficulty straightening your leg or bearing weight on it. Particularly what is known as a bucket handle tear in which a part of the tear displaces out further into the joint. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
I can't bear weight on the knee I have pain along the medial meniscus joint line. Would this suggest a tear of the meniscus? Locking of the knee
See a physician: You should consult an orthopedic physician . You may have torn your meniscus or have a sprain your ligament . Your condition can be diagnosed by detailed physical examination and imaging studies and x-rays and mri. In the meantime you can take some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or Naproxen if you don't do any peptic ulcer disease or gastritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Radial tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, involving its inner half. Degenerative change of the body of the medial meniscus also noted. The prominent high signal seen posterior and posteromedial to the medial meniscus is suggestive of men
Arthroscopic surgery: Tears in the medial meniscus can be repaired, the torn piece removed, through arthroscopic surgery. It is much superior to open knee surgery. A good orthopedist can also clean up some of the degenerative changes in the knee during the procedure. General anesthesia not necessary. Recovery can be difficult and sometimes prolonged, but the long term results should be well worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.
No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently :( Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more
Mri of my knee was done last week, they found anterior horn lateral meniscus has degenerative changes with apparent tear within the medial portion of the anterior horn. Small joint effusion present. ?
Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of
the medial meniscus. Would this cause pain during squating and climbing stairs?
My MRI says " chronic changes of the medial meniscus with complex tearing of the posterior horn noted. Lateral meniscus in intact". Will surgery help?
Yes: If u are having medial( inside) knee pain w/ swelling and or " catching " and are in good health arthroscopic meniscal repair vs. Resection can be helpful .If you are overweight and have significant associated knee arthritis your chances of improving after the " scope" are lessened. See a board certified ors who is proficient @ knee arthroscopy. Good luck! ...Read more
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