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Doctor insights on: Prolotherapy Meniscal Tear Knee

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Can I use prolotherapy for a meniscal tear in my knee?

Can I use prolotherapy for a meniscal tear in my knee?

No: meniscal tissue, particularly the inner 75-80% of it, has no blood supply and is the most common area to tear in your age group. Various modalities can help relieve some of your symptoms, but a meniscus tear can only be permanently fixed with surgical treatment. An MRI scan is usually fairly accurate to establish the diagnosis and then your ortho specialist will discuss the procedure with you. ...Read more

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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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I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?

I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?

No: The knee locking is typically caused by guarding from pain, so the locking in and of itself does not cause the tear to grow larger. If the knee truly locks and you really cannot move it at all then that is typically treated as a surgical emergency and you should contact your orthopedist urgently. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment does a locked knee/meniscal tear require? Is it painful?

What kind of treatment does a locked knee/meniscal tear require? Is it painful?

Ans: Depends sometimes surgical correction is necessary. Ans other times physical therapy is the best choice. In either case you must work hard to rebuild the strength ...Read more

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Could the pqin on the interior of my knee be caused by cysts (had them after a meniscal tear) or a new MCL tear?

Could the pqin on the interior of my knee be caused by cysts (had them after a meniscal tear) or a new MCL tear?

Potentially: If you have injured your knee, the possible structures on the inner side if your knee include the medial meniscus and the medial collateral ligament. Consider being seen and an exam and possibly a MRI will likely reveal the diagnosis. ...Read more

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We are expecting to confirm a slap tear and a meniscal tear. Fix says to fix the knee first, but shldr is way worse. Do you have to fix ameniscal tr?

We are expecting to confirm a slap tear and a meniscal tear. Fix says to fix the knee first, but shldr is way worse. Do you have to fix ameniscal tr?

PT then fix shoulder: Rehabbing the knee maybe all that is necessary for stabilizing a minor meniscal tear. Then you can fix the shoulder. You do not want to further injure the meniscus by operating on the shoulder, after which some of the function of the shoulder will have transfered to the knee after shoulder surgery. If you can rehab the knee, then meniscal surgery may not be necessary prior to shoulder surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know my knee pain is from a meniscal tear or chondromalacia?

How do I know my knee pain is from a meniscal tear or chondromalacia?

MRI: MRI will show the detail of the cartilage structures you are talking about and will allow your doctor to show you the difference without a problem. ...Read more

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My left knee clicks half the time when i walk, some times i may have pain on the outer side of the knee on walking, MRI didn't show meniscal tear.

My left knee clicks half the time when i walk, some times i may have pain on the outer side of the knee on walking, MRI didn't show meniscal tear.

Keep going: Glad you had an MRI but keep going until you find the reason and treatment for your knee. A orthopedic doctor would be best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had MRI on knee showed meniscal tear, tendentis, bursitis, benign lesion on cartilage. What is yr opinion on treatment? .

Had MRI on knee  showed meniscal tear, tendentis, bursitis, benign lesion on cartilage. What is yr opinion on treatment? .

Depends on your main: symptoms. If knee is hurting and "gives way" when you walk, then a Scope surgery to get rid of the Meniscal tear; which also provides an opportunity to look at all other structures. Lesion on Cartilage, might look benign, But a biopsy could be done, to confirms it is Benign, The bursitis/tendonitis, if still persists can be treated by the NSAIDs and PT/exercises, heat/cold packs etc. Good Luck. ...Read more