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No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?

No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?

Grade 1 meniscal: signal USUALLY means that there is no meniscal tear. However, it's not 100% accurate. Grade 1 and 2 intrameniscal signal are tricky and have sometimes been associated with actual tears at arthroscopy. Or, your meniscus may be normal and your knee pain may be caused by something else. If your knee continues to hurt a lot, seek ortho advice. You might require arthroscopy to be certain. ...Read more

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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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What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

Surgery?: A torn medial meniscus usually does not heal, the ligament sprain will heal on its own. If you are having pain, locking or instability, then you may need arthroscopic surgery to treat the meniscus tear. ...Read more

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I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read more

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What happens to old medial meniscal tear not treated earlier.?

What happens to old medial meniscal tear not treated earlier.?

Not much: While a meniscus that is torn can sometimes tear a little further, the tears can also stabilize and settle into a position that no longer causes pain or problems. A meniscus tear that doesn't cause pain is one that should be left alone. A meniscus tear itself does not cause arthritis or any other problems. Let pain be your indicator and guide. ...Read more

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Medial meniscal tear degenerative change with 10mm loose body inferior to the patella. Differential . Diffusely thickened Plica. What next?

Medial meniscal tear degenerative change with 10mm loose body inferior to the patella. Differential . Diffusely thickened Plica.  What next?

Remove loose body re: Need more information but need to discuss with your physicians about removal of the loose body (also known as a joint mouse) if it is interfering with your activity. sometimes some advise removal of the plica as well as repair of the tear. One needs to know you total medical status ...Read more

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Mri revealed medial meniscal tear what are my options ?

Mri revealed medial meniscal tear what are my options ?

It depends on: the type and severity of the tear, so you need to discuss it with your orthopedic surgeon. Some types of tears may require surgery, others may not. ...Read more

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Female, 69, physically very active, good health, with left knee pain and decreased range of motion. Mri :complex medial meniscal tear. Surgery only?

Female, 69, physically  very active, good health, with left knee pain and decreased range of motion.
Mri :complex medial meniscal  tear.
Surgery only?

Probably: If you have a complex tear of the medial meniscal cartilage, then it usually does not heal on its own. Limited range of motion can occur when the cartilage is broken or flipped out of position. If your pain persist, you will probably need endoscopic surgery. Ask your doctor for a referral to an Orthopedic Doctor. ...Read more

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Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!

Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!

Maybe: The good news is that the small marrow contusion should heal with conservative treatment without any complications. The bad news is that a complex medial meniscal tear usually will not heal, and surgery will probably be necessary at some point. ...Read more

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