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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

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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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Grade II tear of posterior horn of the medial meniscus & grad III a tear of the posterior horn of the lateral, what to do?

Grade II tear of posterior horn of the medial meniscus & grad III a tear of the posterior horn of the lateral, what to do?

Surgery v. Rehab: Sounds like your knee is pretty painful. Depending on the severity of your symptoms (ie. how bad does it hurt, it is swollen, etc) and what your ultimate goals are, you could trial a rehabilitation program or head to surgery. I often will advise trial of rehab initially, though if your pain is severely limiting this may not be a viable option. Surgery has its own set of risks, so talk to your doc ...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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Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of the medial meniscus no tear seen in MRI. Can't run , squat. Is surgery the answer?

Small parameniscal cyst seen of the posterior horn/body junction of
the medial meniscus no tear seen in MRI. Can't run , squat. Is surgery the answer?

Probably : The presence of a parameniscal cyst usually implies the meniscus is at least damaged. Not to mention causing pain. Best consult with an orthopedic surgeon for your options ...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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