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Orthopedic question is there any knee test that someone can do on there own to know if they have a meniscus tear or not? Please help thanks

Orthopedic question  is there any knee test that someone can do on there own  to know if they have a meniscus tear or not?  Please help thanks

There are multiple: There are multiple tests someone can do. A good exam can pick up a tear. Pain over the joint line is a sign of an injury. Specifically a mcmurray test is a test that is done where you can feel the tear move. Clinical signs are locking, buckling, and painful clicking in the knee with walking. Meniscal tears often hurt with deep knee flexion or such as squatting and with pivoting (twisting). ...Read more

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Orthopedic question: what are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does medial tibofemoral joint line tenderness mean? Where is the peripatellar?

Orthopedic question: what are the symptoms of a meniscus tear?  What does medial tibofemoral joint line tenderness mean? Where is the peripatellar?

Locking catching: Typically you get locking and catching with pain at the joint line of the knee. Medial tibiofemoral joint line tenderness means pain right where the meniscus is. At the joint line. Peripatellar is around the knee cap. ...Read more

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Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?

Orthopedic surgery question- is there a cause for concern if there is a broken surgical reamer left inside my ankle?

Retained reamer?: If the reamer is contained entirely inside your bone it should be fine. We place metal implants in the bone frequently. However, your concerns are best discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Orthopedic/radiology question: an MRI report notes severe stenosis at l5-s1 but there are minimal physical symtoms as a result. Can you explain why?

Orthopedic/radiology question: an MRI report notes severe stenosis at l5-s1 but there are minimal physical symtoms as a result. Can you explain why?

Treat the patient: In all medicine, always treat the patient, not the imaging study or laboratory results. If you do not have any symptoms, the stenosis likely is not clinically significant. Always seek the medical attention of a local provider. ...Read more

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Orthopedic surgery question-----what do you think of a biologic knee replacement? On you tube : bioknee.Com

Orthopedic surgery question-----what do you think of a biologic knee replacement? On you tube : bioknee.Com

It depends on knee: It depends on the overall condition of your knee based on MRI or arthroscopic findings. If your articular cartilage is pretty good then an "oats" or "aci" procedure works well, although after age 50 an oats is probably the better option of the two. If the damage is too extensive for an oats, then an osteotomy or partial replacement may be necessary. ...Read more

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To: orthopedic surgeon Question: Can I return to Brazilian jiu jitsu after a total shoulder replacement? 58 yrs old, able to do bjj now with the severe limitation of an arthritic shoukder.

To: orthopedic surgeon
Question:  Can I return to Brazilian jiu jitsu  after a total shoulder replacement?
58 yrs old, able to do bjj now with the severe limitation of an arthritic shoukder.

Talk to your surgeon: Although a total shoulder will relieve pain, it is susceptible to injury and dislocation. Brazilian jiu jitsu may place a lot of force across your shoulder joint at times. It would be best to discuss your restrictions with your treating surgeon. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask my orthopedic doctor before a claviculectomy surgery?

What questions should I ask my orthopedic doctor before a claviculectomy surgery?

Varies: You should make sure you have a general understanding of the nature if the procedure itself, potential risk and complications associated with the surgery, success rate, and typical postoperative course. ...Read more

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What questions do I need to ask my orthopedic doctor before my clavicle surgery?

What questions do I need to ask my orthopedic doctor before my clavicle surgery?

Clavicle surgery: Your surgeon should go over risks, benefits, and potential complications with you before surgery. You should ask as many questions as you need to so that you are as relaxed as you can be. Ask your surgeon how many times they perform this procedure every month. Results of every procedure correlate directly with how frequently the surgeon and entire team performs it. Don't be afraid to ask! ...Read more

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