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Radial Tear Of The Medial Meniscus
Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?
Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
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.
Radial tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, involving its inner half. Degenerative change of the body of the medial meniscus also noted. The prominent high signal seen posterior and posteromedial to the medial meniscus is suggestive of men
Arthroscopic surgery: Tears in the medial meniscus can be repaired, the torn piece removed, through arthroscopic surgery. It is much superior to open knee surgery. A good orthopedist can also clean up some of the degenerative changes in the knee during the procedure. General anesthesia not necessary. Recovery can be difficult and sometimes prolonged, but the long term results should be well worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a vertical tear on medial meniscus in posterior horn and a radial tear on lateral meniscus in posterior aspect, do I need to go for surgery?
Possibly: Really depends on your pain and symptoms. If you are having swelling or mechanical clicking or catching you may need a scope to address the tears. You are young so the vertical tear still may be salvageable as well as the lateral tear. Want to try to preserve as much meniscus as possible in your age so would advise seeing someone fellowship trained in sports or complex arthrscopic knee techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem.both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?
SurgicalRepair: Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus absorbs most of the weight of posterior compartment/This complex tear should be evaluated by a knee surgeon and all efforts made to repair it to prevent the further development of osteoarthritis.If it can not be surgically repaired than follow up closely for signs of pain and swelling with activities.A properly fitted Knee Brace may help too. Follow the advise of orthopedic surgeon.Physical Therapy may help as well ...Read more
I have been diagnosed via MRI with a radial root tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus as well as popliteal cyst (4.3 cm) - pls advise?
Use HealthTap Prime: It's hard to advise you about a complicated condition in only 400 characters. A lot depends on the symptoms that you're having, how frequently they interfere with activity, age & answers to other medical questions. In general, the medial mensicus tear is more concerning than the (large) cyst, as it can lead to arthritis if untreated. Cysts can be drained, but are often left alone. TTY Orthopedist ...Read more
Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help
Full thickness tear of the ACl and "Bucket handell tear of the medial meniscus. is it possible to not go into operation, and only conservative soluti?
Poss surgery: The bucket handle tear of the meniscus will likely cause you problems - should probably be dealt with via arthroscopic approach. The ACL tear can wait - do PT and make a decision later if you want to have an ACL reconstruction done. Not everyone needs ACL repair - talk to your doctor about the pros and cons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear sir, i had "bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus" and i did a surgery week ago.I need to know what exactly the physiotherapy that I have to?
Depends: Depends on what you had done please discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Maybe: A finding of a tear on MRI does not mean you need surgery. The key to determining if you need surgery is reproducible pain that prevents you from performing the activities that you enjoy. Swelling is another factor that would indicate that surgery is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a non displaced hairline tibial plateau fracture take to heal? Along with a slight tear of the medial meniscus?
I had a meniscal repair for a buckethandle tear of the medial meniscus about 4 months ago. My knee is a little swolen and sore after sports. Is it ok?
Depends: Some degree of improving soreness or swelling after repair is normal; I would just make sure your surgeon is aware as it might also be a symptom if the repair has not yet healed. ...Read more
I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?
Many ways: Twisting when knee flexed @ about 30 degrees, worse if u r struck from the side in this position. Twisting in a deep knee squat, again worse if struck while in this position. Also twisting while walking on uneven ground . There r more ways but these r common mechanism of injury. ...Read more
Yes yes: To answer this again yes it is a tear and it can be treated surgically you should really see and discuss this with an orthopedic surgeon fact to face to get this problem delt with best of luck to you. ...Read more
Yes: The root of the meniscus get torn and displace into the joint. ...Read more
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