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How to deal with pain on knee after ACL and meniscus surgery?

How to deal with pain on knee after ACL and meniscus surgery?

Ask Ur surgeon: Most surgeons have their own protocol 4 post op pain, & u should b asking him/her. General things as elevate, ice, rest may help. It depends how far out u r from ur surgery. But don't b bashfull ask your surgeon for help. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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I have opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee. Why?

I have opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee. Why?

Common: Surgery on one knee can cause a change in leg length changing your gait or can simply alter gait by changing knee function.The 'good' knee often takes the brunt of these changes & starts to hurt. A good physician might be able to determine the exact dysfunction (ex. short leg syndrome;nerve inflammation) & provide a heel lift, osteopathic manipulation, neuroprolotherapy or other recommendation ...Read more

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Opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee, what to do?

Opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee, what to do?

See Surgeon: Because your gait has changed the stresses on your other knee have also changed. Talk to your Orthopedic Surgeon. Physical Therapy may be in order. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of knee pain after surgery for a torn meniscus over 1 year ago?

How do I get rid of knee pain after surgery for a torn meniscus over 1 year ago?

Arthroscopy: If you have a meniscal tear and it hasn't improved after a year it probably won't you will then need to undergo an arthroscopic procedure to correct the problem. Then your pain should be improved. If you already had a procedure, then the question is how much of your pain is from arthritis or do you have a new injury. ...Read more

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Pain in knee cap when going up and downstairs and sometimes at rest years after meniscus surgery? What could it be?

Pain in knee cap when going up and downstairs and sometimes at rest years after meniscus surgery? What could it be?

Knee cap issues: The symptoms you describe are indicative of pain originating in the cartilage on the underside of the knee cap (patella). This condition is called chondromalacia patella. Treatment involves ice packs and nsaia for the pain. Hamstring stretching and quad balancing exercises help correct the problem. Cartilage heals slowly though. Weight loss can help tremendously. ...Read more

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I am suffering from knee pain diagonised with medial meniscus tear...Can i heal it without any surgery...Should i wear a brace?

I am suffering from knee pain diagonised with medial meniscus tear...Can i heal it without any surgery...Should i wear a brace?

Rarely: The meniscus of the knee has for 90%+ no circulation and because of it little potential to heal. Unless the tear is small and very peripheral (where circulation is best) it will not heal on its own. Surgery is advised for tears that are causing locking of the knee. Your symptoms have to correlate with the MRI findings to recommend surgery. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. 
 
Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a displaced meniscus and a lot of knee pain worse when sitting?

I have a displaced meniscus and a lot of knee pain worse when sitting?

Meniscus: See your orthopedic surgeon for partial meniscectomy/repair if you have mechanical symptoms of locking or painful clicking. ...Read more

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Is my knee pain due to MCL or meniscus?

Is my knee pain due to MCL or meniscus?

Need more info: Hi, knee pain can come from multiple sources including the 2 ligaments that you mentioned. Physical exam tests can sometimes distinguish the source of pain. Mri is a great exam that can differentiate between injury to the meniscus versus injury to the mcl. But, just seeing the injury on the MRI does not mean that the abnormality is the pain generator. The exam and the MRI complement each other. ...Read more

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What can I do about knee pain 9 months after meniscus removal?

Knee pain: Define the etiology: new tears, arthritis, ligament insufficiency, effusion, intra vs extra articular causes. ...Read more

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What's a good, non-medication based way to relieve knee pain from a torn meniscus?

What's a good, non-medication based way to relieve knee pain from a torn meniscus?

None that I know of-: -if U have significant symptoms like giving way, locking, trouble squatting,& Ur physical exam. is positive, the only way to Rx it surgery, arthroscopic. An MRI is not any better than the exam. ...Read more

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Knee pain my knee locks up it hurts on inner and back area yesterday a coworker n i heard it pop i've torn my meniscus in this knee advice?

Knee pain my knee locks up it hurts on inner and back area yesterday a coworker n i heard it pop i've torn my meniscus in this knee advice?

Good chance: A torn meniscus classically will lock up the knee from time to time with an occasional popping. It is best to get evaluated if this is happening since it rarely gets better on ts own and can speed up damage to the cartilage of the knee and lead to early arthritis. An MRI will confirm the clinical diagnosis and surgery is often indicated. ...Read more

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What is a meniscus that is displaced look like? What kind if physical exam goes on with knee pain? Why does my knee hurt worse when i stand in 1place?

What is a meniscus that is displaced look like? What kind if physical exam goes on with knee pain? Why does my knee hurt worse when i stand in 1place?

See below:: The knee might be swollen and be tender to touch, & painful increasing with motion. The knee is locked ( held in flexion, ie bend) with difficulty to extend (straighten) it out. When the meniscus is displaced, knee is always painful, whether one stands or sits/lays down. ...Read more