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Re Injured Meniscus
Is it possible to re-injure my meniscus 10 days after a menisectomy from walking due to work? I am a phys Ed teacher but have taken it easy...
Persisting pain early might be due to post-traumatic effusion or hemarthrosis.
Get it checked by an ortho ...Read more
How would one know if they re injured there lateral meniscus? What are the symptoms? I just had arthroscopic knee surgery but did a squat not it hurts
Best 2 get in 2 C-: -Ur surgeon. Squats throw the weight bearing out 2 the perimeter of Ur knee, and that's a good way 2 re-injure Ur self. Especially so if Ur symptoms mimic what U had B4. ...Read more
2 months ago I injured my meniscus. Doc told me that I strained my meniscus Feeling pain but now no more What should I do to heal it Can I workout?
Knee Injury: If you have no pain now. You can let your body be your good. If you do some light exercise and the pain comes back, stop immediately and follow up with your orthopedist. ...Read more
Docs please tell, are there any meniscus implants to prevent onset of osteoarthritis in injured, stable knee after partial meniscectomy? To keep running
Yes: Yes, the short answer is that meniscal transplants are available. It is really more an issue of what your specific problem is and what treatment options would be best for you. Discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Injured right knee possible meniscus tear plus lcl. 24 hrs later foot is swollen. MRI in 2 days. Should I be worried about swelling in foot?
If it is only: In the foot and if it is not severe. If the swelling or pain extends into calf or it worsens, it could be DVT, so re-consult with your doctor. ...Read more
3rd cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in knee from torn medial meniscus. Bothering me today worse. Is this pain normal? Will it subside & how long? Injured 3 yrs ago
See Specialist: If you are still having pain with knee after an injury 3 years ago I would definitely make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist for further evaluation and workup. Your recurrent pain could be a mechanical issue that requires surgery. The longer you wait the worse your knee could get. ...Read more
Injured knee dec 2013 X-rays and MRI of April 2014. PT until September, different doctor said torn acl and meniscus, did surgery to repair after months of Pt still in pain. Did steroid shot in May 2015. Now there is a grinding feeling in knee?
Injured knee 1wk ago possible meniscus tear&bakers cyst. Woke up with one swollen stiff painful knuckle on hand, petechia on foot, & burning chest. ER?
I had hole in meniscus and torn ACL had surgery 4 years ago I felt worse after surgery. Pain is bad still poping locks up I fell and think I re injur?
What should I do about my hip and knee? I'm a 15 year old girl and in 8th grade I tore my minescus and broke my femur in my left leg, got surgery and was recovering/in physical therapy for about two years. Now I injured the joint in my left ankle and am s
I: I echo what dr. Lee said. Walking boots are generally a little higher than your normal shoe, and they change the way you walk. It is common to get pain on the opposite side when you wear a walking boot for any significant time period. I would recommend wearing a thicker soled shoe on the right side. If the pain on the right side continues, then physical therapy may help you so I would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more
Can you re-tear a repaired meniscus? I had it repaired 14 months ago, and just this week it started to twinge.
Only if Trauma: Yes you can retear if you have new injury in the joint involved, But without trauma a spontaneous tear is unlikely after 14 months. If the pain persists or gets worse, get it checked ...Read more
Rotational force on: Most tears of the meniscus occur from a rotational force on the knee joint. Surprisingly, this force does not need to be that great to cause a tear of the meniscus. Perfect example is sitting cross legged (indian style), is enough force to tear it. ...Read more
See your Physician:
If you think you have torn your meniscus your should be examined. Your primary care may feel comfortable making that diagnosis by exam or may order an mri. If you do have a meniscal tear at your age you would be best treated with an arthroscopic surgery done by an orthopedic surgeon.
To avoid further injury avoid twisting and squatting, and use ice to help with the pain and swelling. ...Read more