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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, jr. md
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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

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Can a cortisone shot fix a meniscal tear?

No: A cortisone shot can sometimes give temporary relief but it does not repair the tear or help it heal. ...Read more

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Is there a way to diagnose a meniscal tear without a mri?

Is there a way to diagnose a meniscal tear without a mri?

Surgery: While a physician may have a high certainty that the meniscus is torn through physical exam, the only 2 methods to diagnose a meniscus tear are with an MRI or surgery. Keep in mind, some meniscus tears may also be missed on an mri. ...Read more

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What is the best diet changes for meniscal tear patients?

Diet: There is no special diet for a torn meniscus. Just eat a balanced diet with plenty of protein. A torn meniscus usually does not heal without intervention. Only those meniscus tears that are symptomatic need to be treated. ...Read more

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What is a way to diagnose a meniscal tear without an mri?

Meniscal tear: Another way is to have and arthrogam of the knee with a post arthogram cat sacn. ...Read more

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How much does an arrthroscopic surgery for a meniscal tear cost?

How much does an arrthroscopic surgery for a meniscal tear cost?

$2500-$7000: The total cost is somewhere between $2500 and $5000. That would include the 1) surgeon consultation, surgical fee, and followup visit, 2) surgery center or hospital fee, 3) anesthesiologist fee. There are sometimes cash rates available for the whole thing for about $2500 as well. These days, there is sometimes room for negotiation at certain centers where we could quote a bundled cash rate. ...Read more

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I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read more

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How to get a meniscus repair for a meniscal tear?

How to get a meniscus repair for a meniscal tear?

See specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can determine if a repair is possible, or if the torn portion should be removed. ...Read more

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Mri revealed medial meniscal tear what are my options ?

Mri revealed medial meniscal tear what are my options ?

It depends on: the type and severity of the tear, so you need to discuss it with your orthopedic surgeon. Some types of tears may require surgery, others may not. ...Read more

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Can I use prolotherapy for a meniscal tear in my knee?

No: meniscal tissue, particularly the inner 75-80% of it, has no blood supply and is the most common area to tear in your age group. Various modalities can help relieve some of your symptoms, but a meniscus tear can only be permanently fixed with surgical treatment. An MRI scan is usually fairly accurate to establish the diagnosis and then your ortho specialist will discuss the procedure with you. ...Read more

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