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Have meniscus tear w/loose foreign object. Unable to do surgery at the moment. Will eliptical machine exercise create more damage? Or yoga?

Have meniscus tear w/loose foreign object. Unable to do surgery at the moment. Will eliptical machine exercise create more damage? Or yoga?

Perhaps: With a meniscus tear and a loose body, there is a good chance that you may develop locking or catching in the knee. It is a good idea to avoid twisting excercises until you have the surgery. In the meantime, straight line exercising (such as eliptical) should be ok. ...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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I have meniscus tear in my left knee, I am 5.4" and weigh 70 kg, I want to lose some weight what are my knee pain free exercise options?

I have meniscus tear in my left knee, I am 5.4" and weigh 70 kg, I want to lose some weight what are my knee pain free exercise options?

Exercise no help: If there is a significant tear causing pain, then exercises will not cause the pain to disappear. You need arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear. Over time, an unrepaired repair can cause damage to the articular cartilage. ...Read more

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Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.

Had small meniscus tear in spring. Completed specialist rec. RICE and phy therapy, but now same knee is stiff/sore after exercise. Please advise.

May need surgery: If you underwent an attempt at non operative care for a meniscus and are still having symptoms, it suggests it probably did not heal. You may be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery. I would discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How is a meniscus tear fixed?

How is a meniscus tear fixed?

With stuures: Inside the knee through arthroscopy, special needle and stures. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Yes, it can, BUT it-: Is rather unlikely, as they generally don't, unless the tear is a minor one. I don't think they heal but they certainly become symptom-free.
Surgery can help certain types of the tears by repairing them which are dependent on the specific site they occur in. Most are however not amenable to repair. ...Read more

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How to know if I have meniscus tear?

You can't: A medical professional should be able to give you a working diagnosis regarding likely or not likely a 3rd degree sprain, or full tear. Without MRI or arthroscopy, we can only be mostly correct regarding damaged meniscus or not. Being able to walk on that leg does not rule out torn meniscus, nor does the absence of swelling. The pain will eventually subside even with treatment. ...Read more

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How to exercise with a torn meniscus?

How to exercise with a torn meniscus?

Listen to your body: You'll want to avoid motions that cause pain. Consider quadricep strengthening exercise but be careful about your range of motion. Avoid a >90 degree (right angle) bend in your knees, like if you are doing squats and/or lunges. Also avoid any heavy loaded squats or lunges. Be careful about rotational movements around your injured knee, like where you would plant and turn. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear heal after a week?

Not usually: Most tears do not heal.
Only the outer third of the meniscus has a blood supply to heal itself but this is not the common way they tear.
But, it is common for some small tears to calm down after a week or two and they can be asymptomatic for weeks or months, sometimes years with little tears. ...Read more

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Does a meniscus tear itch as it heals?

Does a meniscus tear itch as it heals?

Possibly: This is not a common symptom, but every person is different. Any time there is healing/inflammation involved, there may be associated itching. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a meniscus tear?

Diagnosis a meniscal: Google mcmurray's test. It often is a pain at the joint line area. Swelling is usually involved as well. Mri is helpful to diagnose it too, but not 100% accurate. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a meniscus tear?

Knee pain: You could have knee pain, at the joint line, or locking or catching in that area with twisting activities. ...Read more

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Does a meniscus tear have to be treated?

Does a meniscus tear have to be treated?

U would only know U-: -have a torn meniscus if U have already seen an orthopedic surgeon, an you would have got if you were having symptoms. So if you have locking, giving way, pain planting your bad leg & pivoting, you are doing damage 2 the joint surface which can lead 2 life long problems. Whether you have surgery is up 2 you. After recommendations it is up 2 U 2 decide, not anyone else. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear problems questions to ask?

Meniscus tear problems questions to ask?

Asking you doctor?: The most important questiosn to ask your doctor are: is anything else inured (ligament tears, arthritis)? Where is the tear located? Is it reparable or does it require rmoval of the torn piece. ...Read more

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How to tell if a meniscus tear is better?

How to tell if a meniscus tear is better?

Please see below: If you are sure there is meniscus tear you should do arthroscopy and take the torn portion out. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for meniscus tear?

What is the recovery time for meniscus tear?

Meniscus tear: Depending upon personality of the tear and the type of treatment, may be 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to know if a small meniscus tear healed?

Does it hurt: Less or more

hurting less suggests it has less inflammation and has partly healed.

The meniscus will always look torn on MRI even aftrer it heals. ...Read more

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Can someone describe what a meniscus tear is?

It is a tear: In a cartilage structure which looks like a c in the knee - (two c's facing each other)

ask yoru doctor to show you on your MRI where your tear is. ...Read more

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Prognosis of not repairing inner meniscus tear?

Could: Be meniscal injury or arthritic issue happening. If orthopedic specialist can't help you maybe an option to look at is stem cell pr platelet therapy options. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a minor meniscus tear?

Pain.: You may have pain at the joint line, or swelling of the knee. You may not be very limited in your activities if you have a small tear. The only way to really know, is to be evaluated bu an orthopedist, and an MRI may need to be ordered. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a meniscus tear?

What are the symptoms of having a meniscus tear?

Pain, swelling: Locking. Clicking, decreased range of motion of knee, pain on palpating etc can mean torn meniscus. An orthopedic specialist can initially diagnose it and confirmed later with an MRI. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell when a meniscus tear is better?

How can you tell when a meniscus tear is better?

Simple: The pain is getting better. You may also have had other issues with your knee that also are improving like clicking, catching, giving away, and swelling. ...Read more

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How long does a grade 1 meniscus tear take to recover?

Depends: A meniscus tear will not heal itself, though this does not mean it will always be symptom producing. Discuss your options with your physician. ...Read more

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Could an already torn meniscus continue to increasingly tear?

Probably: In general, meniscus tears do not heal. As stress across the injured area persists, a small tear can propagate in to a bigger one, much like a crack in the windshield of a car. This may vary with the location and type of tear and the type of activity the knee is enduring. If symptoms persist, treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a minor meniscus tear to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a minor meniscus tear to heal?

Depends.: Most meniscal tears cannot heal themselves. See a fellowship trained sports medicine knee surgeon, to see if you require arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you're surgically shaved meniscus tear has relapsed?

Symptoms.: If you're experiencing the symptoms of swelling, pain, pain with rotational activities, it could indicate a re-tear. See a sports medicine trained orthopedic knee specialist ...Read more

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Is a displaced meniscus root the same as a displaced meniscus tear? Please help

Is a displaced meniscus root the same as a displaced meniscus tear? Please help

Similar.: A displaced tear can occur in different areas of the mieniscus. If you have a displaced meniscal tear, you will most likely require arthroscopic surgery ...Read more

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Is a displaced meniscus tear the same as a displaced meniscus root? Please help explain

No.: Usually a displaced meniscus refers to a tear in the body of the meniscus that has moved out of its normal position. A root tear is a detachment of the posterior root of the meniscus ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear hear by itself?

Sometimes: That depends upon the location and the type of tear. Small tears that are close to the outside edge of the meniscus may heal by their own. Tears closer to the inner free edge of the meniscus probably will not. ...Read more

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How should I determine if I need surgery for a meniscus tear?

How should I determine if I need surgery for a meniscus tear?

Pain/catching= surg: Not all meniscal tears require surgery, but most do. The presence of pain, swelling and mechanical symptoms (catching or locking of knee) are common signs and symptoms that wil indicate a meniscus tear for surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more