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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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MRI:linear signal extending2inferior articular surface w/in posterior horn of medial meniscus could rep sm meniscus tear inClinicalSetting" What mean?

MRI:linear signal extending2inferior articular surface w/in posterior horn of medial meniscus could rep sm meniscus tear inClinicalSetting" What mean?

Tear in meniscus: You have a small tear in your medial meniscus. In some cases small tears can heal, I would discuss directly with an orthopedic surgeon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What should be the treatment for a grade 3 tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus?

Arthroscopic surgery: Either arthroscopic partial menicectomy or medical repair depending on type of tear

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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.

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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.

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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.