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Radial Meniscus Tear Treatment
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
I've been told I likely have a minor lateral meniscus tear. With conservative treatment only, what could I generally expect as recovery time?
Estimated 3-6 months: Conservative/nonsurgical care for a lateral meniscus tear can include relative rest- esp. From high-impact/cutting activities such as running, heavy hiking, sports, exercise classes; physical therapy; regenerative injections such as platelet-rich plasma and bracing. Meniscal tears are slow to heal as blood supply is poor. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmesSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of options: Sometimes it can be as easy as leaving it alone and doing some exercises to help the knee joint unload. Other times it might involve surgery. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to assess your status. There have been some recent advances in the stem cell therapy that might be helpful in healing the tear rather than cutting it out in surgery. Look into regenexx.
Arthroscopy: For a young person arthroscopic meniscal repair is the best solution. If the meniscus is not repairable or is in a portion of the meniscus that has a poor blood supply ("white/ white" zone), then arthroscopic partial menisectomy is best. Meniscal tears generally do not heal and cause pain, ' catching' etc. Even in young pts. See your ORS who is proficient @ arthroscopy. Good Luck!
Surgery.: Usually arhtroscopic surgery is required to take care of a meniscal tear.See 3 more doctor answers
If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?
Hard to say: A meniscal tear will not heal, but a cortisone shot may help decrease the swelling sometime it takes a week or so to have the swelling go down realistically the onlly way to cure the problem is to do an arthroscopic meniscectomy.
I have grade 2 meniscus tear involving posterior medial horn? What treatment would you prescribed for grade 2 meniscal injury?
Bucket handle meniscus tear never showed on MRI, just had surgery and my Doctor was SHOCKED...this was after 6 months of treatment...why??? Pain!
MRI: Even the best tests can miss diagnoses
YES: You may want to consider stem cell therapy for your meniscal tear. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 10, 000 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx. Com.See 2 more doctor answers
Women 42 MRI result complex horizontal entire lateral meniscus tear severe pain on and off in Rt knee while walking & standing for long Treatment pls
You should: See an orhtopedic surgeon for evaluation, you likely need athroscopy.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Hx:antiphospholipid antibodies, low platelets & sle. My MRI showed a medial meniscus tear extending to the inf art surface. Any treatment ideas?
None: The meniscus does not heal. It needs to have the torn area removed and smoothed.
Straight leg easier: When walking, place your foot in front of your body, landing on the outer heel of your foot. Your foot should land on either side of an imaginary line, and your toe should be pointed at 45 degree angle from the ground. Land with your leg straight, and keep it straight until after the leg has passed behind you. When your leg is behind your body, push off with your big toe forcing your body forward.See 2 more doctor answers
Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.
I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure, and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?
You did not mention: Where your torn meniscus is, shoulder or knee? Parameniscal cysts suggest the knee. I would trust that your orthopedic physician has recommendations for treatment, as injuries such as meniscal tears do not ever go away. They weaken your knee in a chronic way and do not typically heal on their own (like most cartilaginous injuries). Please see your orthopedic physician right away.See 1 more doctor answer
Menicus: Depending on the damage rest...depending on when it happened physical therapy
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