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Why would pregnancy damage a torn meniscus?

Why would pregnancy damage a torn meniscus?

Torn meniscus: In pregnancy the weight distribution of the body changes and it is possible to have different type and force of strain that may put more stress over the meniscus in the knee joint. ...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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How should I treat a torn meniscus?

How should I treat a torn meniscus?

Depends on symptoms: Not all meniscal tears are managed the same way. Tear specifics (such as chronicity, tear morphology and location), patient specifics (age, activity level, symptoms of pain/catching) play a major role in determining whether operative (arthroscopic repair vs. Debridement) or nonoperative management is best. You should discuss your specific tear with your orthopaedic surgeon to asses your options. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a torn meniscus?

What are symptoms of a torn meniscus?

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur with acute injury and some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you have a relapse of a torn meniscus?

Can you have a relapse of a torn meniscus?

Torn meniscus: If you have had a meniscal tear that was repaired or partially removed, it is possible to have another torsional injury to retear the meniscus or cause a different year. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a torn meniscus?

How to determine if I have a torn meniscus?

You'll have symptoms: Like pain, swelling, tenderness, catching sensation in the knee whenever it is moved, even sensation of knee giving way under, as you take a step.
All these or most of these symptoms would be seen with a meniscal tear.
See your orthopod to get it DX & treated. ...Read more

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What is a torn meniscus? How is it treated?

What is a torn meniscus? How is it treated?

Depends on symptoms: Menisci are the half-moon shaped cartilage cushions in the knee between the thigh and leg bones. Tears that cause symptoms - pain swelling, catching and locking of the knee, generally need to be operated upon, as they can become worse with time. Asymptomatic tears do not need to be operated upon. ...Read more

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Is riding a bike reccomended for a torn meniscus?

Is riding a bike reccomended for a torn meniscus?

Bike riding: Riding a bike is always good therapy for the knee. If you do have a torn meniscus raise the seat slightly as you want to avoid hyper flexing the knee as this will cause increased translation or motion of the torn medial meniscus. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a torn meniscus cartrilege?

Symptoms of a torn meniscus cartrilege?

Mechanical: Usually an acute meniscus tear causes pain with ambulation, stiffness when sitting for long periods of time, and tenderness either medially or laterally along the joint line. Sometimes the torn tissue can cause mechanical symptoms such as popping, locking, or catching during range of motion of the knee. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a torn meniscus?

What's the treatment for a torn meniscus?

Is it painful?: If it is, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon who can perform an arthroscopic meniscectomy. However, there are a few people who can live with the tear due to minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a torn meniscus?

What are the treatments for a torn meniscus?

Usually surgery: If a meniscus is known to be torn and causing pain and problems it is probably best to have your knee scoped and the cartilage either repaired or trimmed off. There are reports of injections such as prp being used for meniscus tears but there is not any good evidence that it will help. ...Read more

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Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Yes: The meniscus is a type of cartilage in the knee. In middle-age patients, it can tear during a twisting injury, from exercise or simply due to degeneration. The other type of cartilage in the knee is the articular/hyaline cartilage. This is the type that covers the bone, and when it degrades, we label it as "arthritis." If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Will a tens unit help or harm a torn meniscus?

Neither: A tens unit is not prescribed for healing purposes - it is prescribed for symptommatic treatment, i.e. To reduce pain. Therefore, it would not be expected to have any physical effect on a torn meniscus. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is done or torn meniscus and tendons?

What kind of surgery is done or torn meniscus and tendons?

Arthroscopy: For a torn meniscus that requires surgery - arthroscopy - but not all torn meniscus require surgery. For a torn tendon - it depends. Some require open surgical repair but others can be treated by non operative methods. ...Read more

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How serious of an injury is a torn meniscus and pulled acl?

How serious of an injury is a torn meniscus and pulled acl?

Bad, you need fix it: More you wait the more fibrosis you will get the harder and dealy the healing. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to run a lot after surgery for a torn meniscus?

Yes, but do as your: Surgeon tells you. Once healing is complete, you can resume training. Almost all athletes do so but after proper training and after clearance from the surgeon. Premature return can result in serious injury and would delay the return to all physical activities.
So heed your orthopod's advise. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from surgery to repair a torn meniscus?

No realy: Repair of the meniscus help the joint stay healthy avoid arthritis in the future. The only side effect the side effects from the procedure itself, all surgeries have potential complications. ...Read more

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Had surgery for a torn meniscus - what post-op exercises should I do?

Had surgery for a torn meniscus - what post-op exercises should I do?

Quad exercises: Any trauma to the knee (including surgery or arthroscopy) can cause quad inhibition, where the quad muscles stop functioning normally. It is most important to retrain them to work properly. Walking without a limp, exercise bicycle, stairclimbing, lunges, and squats are all excellent ways. Isometrics (holding the knee straight for long periods) is another excellent exercise. ...Read more

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What should I do about continued pain after surgery for a torn meniscus?

What should I do about continued pain after surgery for a torn meniscus?

Eval: Find out why it still hurts. If the meniscus was trimmed or repaired properly, then it generally doesn't hurt. Persistent pain can be from improper trim or repair with residual tear, a new tear or injury, or from arthritis unrelated to the meniscus tear. Depending on your age, arthritis is the most likely possibility. ...Read more

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What is the period of time it takes for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

What is the period of time it takes for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

6 to 8 weeks: It depends on the anatomical location of the torn meniscus. If it close to the peripheral vascular zone then it has a good chance to heal. If it is in the inner third nonvascular zone then the chances of healing are poor. ...Read more

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I'm having torn meniscus surgery I don't want to be intubated. Is this normal?

I'm having torn meniscus surgery I don't want to be intubated. Is this normal?

See below: Depending upon your underlying medical conditions other types of surgical anesthetic options for this procedure include local, regional, and spinal anesthesia besides the general anesthesia. There are benefis risks and alternatives of all the above check with your anesthesiologist and surgeon. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a torn meniscus have to do with genetically modified foods?

Nothing?: I am not aware of any correlation between geneticaly engineered foods and meniscus tears. ...Read more

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I was taking vicodin 5-550 for a torn meniscus. Now I have 5-325 and it is not working. Why?

I was taking vicodin 5-550 for a torn meniscus. Now I have 5-325 and it is not working. Why?

Add adjuvant agent: In some patients, the use of an opioid drug alone may cause intolerable side effects or provide inadequate pain relief. To avoid this problem, the use of adjuvant (co-analgesic) nonopioid agents along with an opioid is encouraged to reduce the amount of the single opioid needed. Examples are oral corticosteroids, tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and skeletal muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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I'm getting an arthroscopy to repair possible torn meniscus, how long will I need to wait until I can exercise?

I'm getting an arthroscopy to repair possible torn meniscus, how long will I need to wait until I can exercise?

Depends: If your meniscus is amenable to repair, you will usually be non-weight bearing for 4-6 wks. Early therapy will focus on range of motion. Follow your surgeon's instructions. ...Read more

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After doing pt for bad flare up of torn meniscus twisted it during a workout been painful since. Wait how long before considering other treatments?

Knee surgery: Assuming you have an MRI documented meniscal tear, and you have tried PT without improvement I think you should have a frank discussion with your surgeon about the risks and benefits of meniscal surgery; whether it needs to be resected partially (partial meniscectomy) or repaired. ...Read more

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I have a torn meniscus & significant arthiritis & my dr refuses to do surgery because it would be challenging due to my size. What do I do? 326 lbs

I have a torn meniscus & significant arthiritis & my dr refuses to do surgery because it would be challenging due to my size. What do I do? 326 lbs

See below: There are several options. The first is weight loss. Improving your size would make your knee less prone to damage and make surgery more successful. The other option is a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could I have a torn meniscus if I fell playing tennis?

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Possibly: Tennis is certainly a likely method for getting a meniscus tear. Typically a twisting or squatting knee motion is more likely to cause a meniscus tear. The other way to get meniscus tears is in situations where the knee is already unstable such as after an acl tear. ...Read more

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What can cause a torn meniscus?

What can cause a torn meniscus?

Twisting.: Very often a meniscus tear is caused by a twisting/torquing injury to your knee. ...Read more

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How to exercise with a torn meniscus?

How to exercise with a torn meniscus?

Listen to your body: You'll want to avoid motions that cause pain. Consider quadricep strengthening exercise but be careful about your range of motion. Avoid a >90 degree (right angle) bend in your knees, like if you are doing squats and/or lunges. Also avoid any heavy loaded squats or lunges. Be careful about rotational movements around your injured knee, like where you would plant and turn. ...Read more

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What can be done for a torn meniscus?

Arthroscopic surgery: One usually requires arthroscopic surgery, to trim out the torn meniscus. See a sports medicine fellowship trained knee surgeon, for treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a torn meniscus?

What are the signs of a torn meniscus?

Joint line pain or: The hinge where your femur meets your tibia will be tender and can click or catch typically on the inside. Clicking and catching are two positive tests for a meniscus tear. The patfem joint is the joint around your kneecap. If you have swelling in your knee, joint line pain and a history of an injury the likelihood of a meniscus tear is more significant. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a torn meniscus?

MRI: Because the symptoms of a torn meniscus are similar to many problems inside the knee (pain, catching, feelings of instability) the only way to really know is an mri. An experienced physician can usually be faily confident after a history and exam, but the pictures of the MRI are the best evidence other than really looking inside the knee. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a torn meniscus?

Pain/ swelling: A torn meniscus in someone your age is typically related to an injury. A twisting injury or deep bending of the knee while bearing heavy weight (squats/lunges) are usual mechanisms. Pain along the joint line associated with joint swelling is expected. Swelling may be mild/ moderate. Loss of full extension or pain with full flexion or extension and catching/ locking sensation highly suggestive. ...Read more

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Is riding a bike good for a torn meniscus?

Yes: While it won't heal the meniscus, it will help improve your range of motion without causing more damage. If pain persists, you should seek the advice of a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time on a torn meniscus?

What is the recovery time on a torn meniscus?

1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more

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What exercises help or hinder a torn meniscus?

Be Mindful: Depends on your age, degree of symptoms or pain, and degree of arthritis. Many meniscus tears may be minimal in terms of pain, and so a quadriceps and hamstring strengthening program which avoids impact may be beneficial. However, if the tear is associated with significant pain, swelling or instability, arthroscopic meniscectomy should be considered, especially in the absence of arthritic change. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I have a torn meniscus?

How can I tell whether I have a torn meniscus?

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

What are some of the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

Pain: A torn meniscus can cause pain, locking, catching and swelling in the knee. The symptoms are often intermittent and related to position of the knee. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus seemed healed but im still having pain?

Not healed: Most meniscus tears do not "heal". They can become asymptomatic. Whether the tear is actually producing symptoms depends on the tear. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A common knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, gets torn or stretched. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your ...Read more