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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

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

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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.

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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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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MRI shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem.both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?

 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

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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?

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

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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

Injury.: Usually a twisting/pivoting injury to the knee can cause that. Sometimes it could be a degenerative tear, without an injury. ...Read more

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Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help

Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help

Extrusion: Extrusion refers to the medial meniscus extending past the end of the tibia the bone that it rests on, radiographically on your MRI. Don't worry, your Orthopaedic Surgeon will help you with this. Please stay calm and see Ortho. ...Read more

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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 more

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Does a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root need surgery?

Meniscus: If symptomatic then the answer would be yes. Not all meniscus tears especially partial ones require surgery. However please understand that the meniscus has very poor healing capacity on its own. ...Read more

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Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

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 more

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Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root ?

Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root ?

It depends: It depends on whether it is causing enough symptoms to warrant surgery. Many small tears seen on MRI are related to degenerative changes in the meniscus and do not require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does a non displaced hairline tibial plateau fracture take to heal? Along with a slight tear of the medial meniscus?

How long does a non displaced hairline tibial plateau fracture take to heal? Along with a slight tear of the medial meniscus?

12 wks: Tib plateau fractures take about 6 wks to be partially healed. I usually restrict any weight bearing for about 8 wks. At 12 wks things are getting pretty solid. Medial meniscus: depends upon several factors. Unable to answer based upon info provided. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

A lot depends: on severity of your symptoms and progress since the injury. Definitive surgical treatment is menisectomy. You should discuss with orthopedic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

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

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Medial meniscus tear , does it heal?

Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

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