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Torn lateral meniscus, should I have meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Torn lateral meniscus, should I have meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

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 more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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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Can a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus cause long term knee damage?

Can a torn ACL  and partially torn meniscus cause long term knee damage?

Yes: Without surgical rx of both acl & meniscus. U r left with serious mechanical & instability issues in ur knee that will lead 2 wearing of the joint surfaces and arthritis early on. @ ur young age it needs to b fixed now. ...Read more

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Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Tough to answer...: In the usa orthopaedic surgeons fees for that procedure are typically around $2000. The expensive part of the surgery is the hospital cost, anesthesia, etc. And it can be substantial ie >$20k if you dont have insurance. ...Read more

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Is it possible that knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair itself?

Is it possible that knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair itself?

Anything is possible: But the torn acl doesn't repair itself strongly, that it can function normally. It usually is stretched out tissue, which is no good to the its normal job. There might be some scar tissue hitching the 2 ends of the acl together, but in no way, is that acl functional. I hope I have answered your question. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Acl: Yes. These injuries require surgery especially if the meniscus tear is causing pain or your knee to lock up. ...Read more

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Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Yes: The meniscus is a type of cartilage in the knee. In middle-age patients, it can tear during a twisting injury, from exercise or simply due to degeneration. The other type of cartilage in the knee is the articular/hyaline cartilage. This is the type that covers the bone, and when it degrades, we label it as "arthritis." If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments. Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged. ...Read more

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Mri shows oblique nondisplaced tear posterior horn and body medial meniscus, medial meniscal protrusion into the medial gutter. Will i need surgery?

Mri shows oblique nondisplaced tear posterior horn and body medial meniscus, medial meniscal protrusion into the medial gutter. Will i need surgery?

Surgery : Surgery is most likely needed to resolve your problem. Meniscus tears simply do not heal on their own, regardless of conservative treatment (including prolotherapy). It is possible that your symptoms of pain, etc will improve with time without surgery...But that doesn't mean the tear healed. In fact, the tear will most likely get bigger leading to additional damage if not taken care of soon. ...Read more

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Radial tear type body segment lateral meniscus. Radial type tear posterior horn lateral meniscus. Can be repaired or just snipped off?

Radial tear type body segment lateral meniscus. Radial type tear posterior horn lateral meniscus. Can be repaired or just snipped off?

Knee scope: Most tears of the meniscus are best treated with a partial menisectomy, or "snipping" off the torn meniscal tissue. Repairs are usually reserved for patients under the age of 30, if the tear is in the vascular zone of the meniscus. ...Read more

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Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear thats folded behind horn?

Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear thats folded behind horn?

Surgery: Surgical repair is usually indicated for those injuries. Thankfully, they can usually be done arthroscopically with an overall excellent out ome in most cases. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read more

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Is running with a completely torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus okay?

Is running with a completely torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus okay?

Not unheard, but...: Certainly has risks. If you elect to run w/ a torn acl you need to speak w/ your physician about your strength & getting the right kind of brace to protect the joint. As for the meniscus i would need more info about the type & symptoms of tear to make a recommendation. For the best long term outcomes (w/ high activity level) i suggest surgery, better early than late. More @ drmarkgalland.Com. ...Read more

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MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

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 more

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Dr. Jack Farr
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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery C-shaped disc that cushions the knee, ...Read more