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Doctor insights on: Oblique Meniscus Tear

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The MRI suggests : complete discoid lateral meniscus with oblique tear in ant horn. Grade 2 signal involving body and posterior horn of med meniscus?

The MRI suggests : complete discoid lateral meniscus with oblique tear in ant horn. Grade 2 signal involving body and posterior horn of med meniscus?

Discoid meniscus: Discoid meniscus is a developmental variant in which your meniscus (supporting cushion within the knee) is abnormally large and is predisposed to being torn. Meniscal tears may result in pain and joint locking, and may eventually lead to early osteoarthritis. You should discuss your options with an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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How to know if I have meniscus tear?

You can't: A medical professional should be able to give you a working diagnosis regarding likely or not likely a 3rd degree sprain, or full tear. Without MRI or arthroscopy, we can only be mostly correct regarding damaged meniscus or not. Being able to walk on that leg does not rule out torn meniscus, nor does the absence of swelling. The pain will eventually subside even with treatment. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a meniscus tear?

Diagnosis a meniscal: Google mcmurray's test. It often is a pain at the joint line area. Swelling is usually involved as well. Mri is helpful to diagnose it too, but not 100% accurate. ...Read more

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Does a meniscus tear have to be treated?

Does a meniscus tear have to be treated?

U would only know U-: -have a torn meniscus if U have already seen an orthopedic surgeon, an you would have got if you were having symptoms. So if you have locking, giving way, pain planting your bad leg & pivoting, you are doing damage 2 the joint surface which can lead 2 life long problems. Whether you have surgery is up 2 you. After recommendations it is up 2 U 2 decide, not anyone else. ...Read more

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Can someone describe what a meniscus tear is?

It is a tear: In a cartilage structure which looks like a c in the knee - (two c's facing each other) ask yoru doctor to show you on your MRI where your tear is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a meniscus tear?

What are the symptoms of having a meniscus tear?

Pain,swelling: Locking .Clicking, decreased range of motion of knee, pain on palpating etc can mean torn meniscus . An orthopedic specialist can initially diagnose it and confirmed later with an MRI . Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear hear by itself?

Sometimes: That depends upon the location and the type of tear. Small tears that are close to the outside edge of the meniscus may heal by their own. Tears closer to the inner free edge of the meniscus probably will not. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus tear , does it heal?

Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Can walking make a meniscus tear worse?

Can walking make a meniscus tear worse?

Possible: If there is a definitive meniscal tear anything can aggravate. Usually however, it requires kneeling and bending or twisting to severely aggravate. Might need surgery. ...Read more