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Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

See below:: Most cysts in the back of the knee are due to knee joint causes, which improve as the causes is treated. So my recommendations would be:
1: do nothing except maybe pain meds, for 3 months; if no improvement, then;
2: aspiration (removing fluid) under ultrasonic guidance for fluid/needle biopsy; or;
3: removal of the cyst through the back of the knee, to get tissue for biopsy. ...Read more

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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Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?

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

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Gr 2 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus with focal tear reaching inferior articular surface and gr 2 in femoral attachment of mcl. Pl advise?

Gr 2 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus with focal tear reaching inferior articular surface and gr 2 in femoral attachment of mcl. Pl advise?

Need more informatio: Classification of meniscal tears as a grade is not usually utilized. Grading is typcially an MRI finding. Grade 2 signal implies midsubstance degeneration. If the signal extends to the articular surface it can indicate an actual tear. Mri often finds things that are not symptomatic. A grade 2 mcl tear will typically heal in a brace. Meniscus may need surgery. ...Read more

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I have medial meniscus tear in posterior horn do I need bed rest doc gave medicine for 15 days. I am a flight attndt should I fly? Or take rest

I have medial meniscus tear in posterior horn do I need bed rest doc gave medicine for 15 days. I am a flight attndt should I fly? Or take rest

If this is a new: Tear, then resting until relatively pain free and swelling if any has gone down is advisable, but not bed rest. Bed rest is rarely recommended b/c of the risk of blood clots. Old tears don't need to be rested. However you need to be able to do your job safely in a more confounded space than most people. Eventually though you should get the tear fixed to avoid arthritis later in life. ...Read more

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How to treat a grade 3 tear posterior horn medial meniscus and an ACL tear?

ACL reconstruction: When they do reconstruction they will either take out the torn posterior horn or repair it if that needed. ...Read more

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I am having arthroscopic right knee surgery for a posterior root tear. What exactly do they do for that? I also have a large medial meniscus tear.

I am having arthroscopic right knee surgery for a posterior root tear. What exactly do they do for that? I also have a large medial meniscus tear.

Trim away: Most meniscal tears are trimmed away. In a rare case, in a young person, the meniscus can be repaired.

The root is part of the meniscus wear it attaches near the back of the knee. ...Read more

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I have grade 2 meniscus tear involving posterior medial horn? What treatment would you prescribed for grade 2 meniscal injury?

Meniscus: Just watch it for now. Try an nsaids and avoid any exercise that makes it hurt. A grade 2 signal is a finding on a MRI but it does not represent a complete tear which is a grade 3 ...Read more

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I have grade 2 meniscus tear involving posterior medial horn? What treatment would you prescribed for grade 2 meniscal injury? And its being 3 month do

I have grade 2 meniscus tear involving posterior medial horn? What treatment would you prescribed for grade 2 meniscal injury? And its being 3 month do

See Orthopedics: Your specialist the Orthopedic doctor can prescribe treatment options. They include surgery, no surgery, rehab, injection, meds to name a few. The cartilage as you know does not regrow. Over weeks the area will heal and pain will go away. You may have knee instability. Use a knee brace from pharmacy if that is useful. Take OTC ibuprofen if pain. As always see a doctor for complete care. ...Read more

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I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.

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

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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?

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

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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

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What are options chronic deg tear do acl, posterior horn of medial meniscus, tricompartmental changes as before full thickness cartilaginous defects s?

Osteoarthritis: That description is arthritis of the knee. Treatment of knee arthritis goes sequentially from less invasive to more invasive. Begin with activity modification, weight loss, physical therapy, antibinflammatory meds, and then move to more invasive options such as cortisone injections or visco supplementary injections. Surgical options include arthroscopy (poor results), partial knee replacement, & total knee replacement. ...Read more

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How grade 2 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus of knee can be curede cured?

Let me explain: There 2 methods to fix torn meniscus.
1-repair the torn meniscus by suturing if that possible.
2- remove the torn part out. ...Read more

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Horizontal tear of the body and posterior horn of medial meniscus extending to the root level. Three compartment chondromalacia what can I excpect?

Horizontal tear of the body and posterior horn of medial meniscus extending to the root level. Three compartment chondromalacia what can I excpect?

Knee pain: Unfortunately you may still have pain even after a meniscus debridement. Steroid injections, euflexxa or synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections and potentially a knee replacement may also be future treatments. ...Read more

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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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Grade II degenerative (mucoid degeneration) mr signal changes at posterior horn of medial meniscus. Does this imply a tear? Surgery?

Grade II degenerative (mucoid degeneration) mr signal changes at posterior horn of medial meniscus. Does this imply a tear? Surgery?

Probably not: If the signal does not communicate with the articular surface it is not torn but you have degenerative changes which can lead to a tear in the future. ...Read more

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I'm 20yr old guy, I've grade 3 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, doc told 1month rest to see if it heals on its own as I'm young. Can it heal?

I'm 20yr old guy, I've grade 3 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, doc told 1month rest to see if it heals on its own as I'm young. Can it heal?

Possibly: If a tear in the meniscus occurs in the area where there is good blood supply, it can potentially heal/be repaired. The inner two thirds of the meniscus does not have much blood supply and tears in that area usually do not heal. ...Read more

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I recently got MRI of my knee done. The result was " grade iii (a) tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus" please guide me?

I recently got MRI of my knee done. The result was " grade iii (a) tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus" please guide me?

See Orthopedist: A tear of the posterior medial meniscus, the most common area of occurence, may well need arthroscopic surgery - you should consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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A horizontal line of high signal intensity seen not extending to superior or inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus but extend to meniscocapsular end...is this described as tear?

Probably not: MRI readings are never exact. This one is vague and indicates possible inside damage to the meniscus. When it does not extend to the superior or inferior articular surface then it is not a standard meniscal tear which does extend to one or both of those surfaces. This condition might be causing you problems, but arthroscopic surgery is not truly indicated unless your knee is locking. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello sir, im suffering from a knee pain, instability in walking. Its partial ACL tear, with grade 1 signal in posterior horn of medial meniscus?

Hello sir, im suffering from a knee pain, instability in walking. Its partial ACL tear, with grade 1 signal in posterior horn of medial meniscus?

See doctor: If you are feeling acute knee pain, and instability in walking, this needs to be looked at more closely by a physician, and evaluated further. You seem to know the diagnosis, and your doctor must've discussed your prognosis, and treatment. Depending on the size of the tear will determine your healing rate. You may need pt too, and wear an ace knee support. Your doctor knows best. ...Read more

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MRI shows a fairly extensive tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus and advanced mucoid degeneration of ACL. Will this require surgery? Thanks!

MRI shows a fairly extensive tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus and advanced mucoid degeneration of ACL. Will this require surgery? Thanks!

Probably: But some people successfully rehab it. But it is between you and your orthopedist and the amount of expected activity that will hel ...Read more

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Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report.?

Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report.?

Probably nothing: To call a tear, you must see signal going to the edge of the meniscus. Intrasubstance signal not extending to the surface would not satisfy criteria for a tear on mri. As a side note, the quality of the scanner and the scan parameters they chose will have great impact on the ability to see subtle findings such as this. ...Read more

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I have a horizontal oblique tear extending to the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Also small joint effusion. Can it heal completely without surgery?

I have a horizontal oblique tear extending to the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Also small joint effusion. Can it heal completely without surgery?

No Meniscus Tears: Cannot heal on their own as the meniscus tissue has no real blood supply in an adult. Surgery will probably be the only thing that can treat it. A torn meniscus means you have torn the cartilage ring of tissue that sits between your femur and tibia in the knee joint. If it is displaced that means it has torn and a flap of tissue is shifted to the middle of the knee joint. ...Read more

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I have a radial tear at the junction of the body and posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is that 1 or 2 tears? I have 2 diagnosis.

One!: It is a single radial tear located in the posterior 1/2 of the MM.
See your Orthopod for a possible scope surgery to get this tear trimmed.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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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?

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