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I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?
See a orthopedist: You need to be seen and evaluated by a knee specialist. At you age, conservative care should be tried first. If the cartilage thinning is significant and conservative care doesn't help, surgery will be needed. There are options, but an evaluation will help determine the best ones for you. ...Read more
Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?
@ Ur age it means U-: -have injured it sometime along the way. MRI's may miss tears, with that in mind, U should C an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Studies have shown that an exam can B more reliable than the MRI. Only by 1-2 %. Obviously U have symptoms so C ortho sports med. ...Read more
Mri says "questionable tear posterior horn medial meniscus" but it's been hurting for 4month & I just lost insurance. What exercises can I do at home?
I feel your pain.: This may be "pay now or pay more later" some of the things a person cannot get online are surgical care and pt. We can only guide a person to the right info/providers, and I will share your q with orthopedics and physiatry doctors. Mobility in the sense of being able to ambulate/walk well is required for so many things now, since you are young, and later in life. Ask for ways to get financial help. ...Read more
Meniscal Degeneratio: It sounds like you are describing an MRI finding on a radiologist report. It means, that on imaging, the substance of the meniscus in the inside (medial) and posterior (back) part of your knee is starting to degrade. This is a normal occurrence starting in your twenties. In the absence of a tear, this finding should be asymptomatic and should not require surgery ...Read more
Medial meniscus: Sounds like a knee problem form wear and tear and age. ...Read more
Mri report says moderate attenuation and degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus status what does that mean?
Thinning & degenerat: Attenuation means thinning, and degerative signal means just that. Can b from repeated trauma to the posterior or the back of the knee attachment of the meniscus. This can b cn in older age groups from wear & tear. In ur age group it may b cn in people who do deep squats as in catchers, lifters or occupations that require this. Plumbers & more. Try 2 c if u do this in ur daily life. ...Read more
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn medial meniscus with prominent interior medial extrusion. What is the treatment?
Hi. Have circumferential subcuraneous soft tissue edema along with horizontal tear of posterior horn-medial + lateral menisci and small joint effusion?
See an ortho: You should probably see an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
ACL reconstruction: When they do reconstruction they will either take out the torn posterior horn or repair it if that needed. ...Read more
Hi I did an mri and my findings were posterior horn medial tear and mild amount of effusion in the suprapatellar bursa. What would be your treatment?
MRI shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem. Both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?
Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus absorbs most of the weight of posterior compartment/This complex tear should be evaluated by a knee surgeon and all efforts made to repair it to prevent the further development of osteoarthritis.If it can not be surgically repaired than follow up closely for signs of pain and swelling with activities. A properly fitted Knee Brace may help too.
Follow the advise of orthopedic surgeon.Physical Therapy may help as well ...Read more
Grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus. Grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus. Knee surgery?
Meniscal tears: Typically grade 3 meniscal tears require surgery in young patients. Goal is preservation of the meniscus. So if it has torn in the zone where it has a good blood supply, it can be sutured and can heal. If it is torn away from the blood supply. It requires partial removal of the torn portion. All done by an experienced Orthopaedic knee surgeon. ...Read more
MRI - tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?
Torn menscuc: The meniscus is a cartilage cushion that sits between the femur and the tibia and acts as somewhat of a shock absorber. Each knee has a medial and lateral meniscus; and when they tear they can cause pain, swelling, and catching. They can be fixed arthroscopically by repair or shaving with good results. ...Read more
MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion. Surgery?
Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more
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
Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?
Numerous: The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
I have a grade 2 intrameniscal degenerative changes in posterior horn on medial me iscus what does this mean?
Tear: Nothing to be done at this time if you don't have pain. ...Read more
Exercise: Careful exercise. Anti-inflammatory medication. Possible injection.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind of exercises can be done to treat a grade 2 signal on posterior horn of medial meniscus?
Linear tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, was painful few weeks ago, now it feels is getting better can this be possible is good or bad?
Yes: Symptoms related to a meniscal tear can improve with time depending on the type tear that is present. A linear tear as you have described is just such a tear. You may be able to treat this conservatively and never require surgery. A "bucket handle" tear on the other hand typically does not get better with time. None will actually "heal" with time. ...Read more
I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.
Depends: Upon your symptoms and the level at which you function. If you are very active and unable to participate in desirable daily activities consult an orthopedic surgeon for repair. ...Read more
I have a horizontal oblique tear of lateral of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with complex tear in body of anterior horn of medial menicus
I've a grade3 tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus, I'm taking phisiotherapy treatment. Will it heal?
Unlikely, medical...: ..tissue is avasccular & does not have great healing ability. PT can help with Ur acute ssx, but the tear is there just waiting 4 the proper movement of the knee 2 raise it's ugly head again. Avoid deep squats, cutting 2 the side of the tear. It can happen in bed @ nite, sleeping alone. Has an ortho Cn U yet, if not it would B a good idea. ...Read more
Arthroscopic surgery: Either arthroscopic partial menicectomy or medical repair depending on type of tear ...Read more