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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

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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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What's a meniscal tear?

What's a meniscal tear?

Knee meniscus: Meniscus tear webmd: causes, symptoms, and treatments www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/meniscus-tear-topic-overviewsep 10, 2010 – a meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, c-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci ... ...Read more

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Any information about an meniscal tear cure?

Any information about an meniscal tear cure?

No: Although we are always working to improve care, we have not developed a way to repair or fix all meniscal tears. The meniscus itself is part of the problem as its healing potential is low. We just don't have great ways of manipulating biology yet. Luckily, we can treat the pain and symptoms that they cause in the mean time. ...Read more

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Are degrenerative meniscal tear ever operated on?

Are degrenerative meniscal tear ever operated on?

Meniscus tears: If the tear causes mechanical symptoms such as pinching and catching or locking, and you have failed conservative care, then yes. Typically you would try physiotherapy, anti inflammatory medication, activity modification and injections prior to surgery. ...Read more

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What is a meniscal tear and how long should it take to heal?

What is a meniscal tear and how long should it take to heal?

Torn cartilage: The meniscus is a cartilage which lives between the bone of your thigh and shin. It acts as a shock absorber and can tear. Very small tears may heal, others may require surgery to repair or remove the tear. ...Read more

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What happens to old medial meniscal tear not treated earlier.?

What happens to old medial meniscal tear not treated earlier.?

Not much: While a meniscus that is torn can sometimes tear a little further, the tears can also stabilize and settle into a position that no longer causes pain or problems. A meniscus tear that doesn't cause pain is one that should be left alone. A meniscus tear itself does not cause arthritis or any other problems. Let pain be your indicator and guide. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have inflamed plical band and a meniscal tear?

YES, both possible: Both a plica and meniscal tear are common knee problems and may occur concomitantly. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to heal/soothe a meniscal tear faster?

Heal a meniscal tear: Depending on the type of meniscal tear you have, healing naturally varies. If it is a recent injury, recommend RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). You can also use an over the counter anti-inflammatory (Motrin or Aleve). Recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. If it the injury is older (>4 weeks), it will likely not heal on it's own. Either way, recommend evaluation by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an inflamed plical band as well as a meniscal tear?

Sure: I think the meniscal tear is more common if an MRI shows a meniscal tear then that's probably the etiology for your pain i would think that most likely you can calm down an inflamed pelican with ice , nsaids or a local cortisone shot. ...Read more