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Could you suggest the best position and props to achieve most comfort while sleeping with torn meniscus?

Could you suggest the best position and props to achieve most comfort while sleeping with torn meniscus?

It depends: There are 2 menisci in the knee, medial and lateral. Tears can be anterior (in the front) or posteriorly (in the back). The most common tear is medial and posterior. Sleeping with the knee partially propped up in flexion will work, but your knee will typically tell you what feels best. If it continues to interfere with sleep and activites of daily living, you shuld have it treated (arthroscopy). ...Read more

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Can you suggest the best position and props to achieve the most comfort while sleeping with a torn meniscus?

Can you suggest the best position and props to achieve the most comfort while sleeping with a torn meniscus?

Any position: The discomfort from a torn meniscus is aggravated by weight-bearing, so sleeping with your feet up and knees slightly bent should decrease your pain. ...Read more

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Doctors Hello, I have a strong complaint to the meniscus because of this I suffer that pain. They suggested that I operte?

If your: orthopedic surgeon recommends operation, I think you should proceed. Get a second opinion if you are unsure. Menisectomy is usually an arhtroscopic surgery, with minimal scarring and disability. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have discoid lateral meniscus and a tear?

What do you suggest if I have discoid lateral meniscus and a tear?

Discoid meniscus: If you are having pain and symptoms, you will likely be heading for a knee arthroscopy surgery. Get in to be seen my an orthopedic, or sports medicine provider to be evaluated. A corticosteroid injection is a viable option if you cannot or do not want surgery. ...Read more

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Not being able to bear weight on the knee does that suggest a meniscus problem? Please help explain

Not being able to bear weight on the knee does that suggest a meniscus problem? Please help explain

Not necessarily: Not being able to bear weight on the knee result from a variety of issues. Some of these issues are minor and some are more serious. Even with more information, without the physical exam and possibly x-rays, it would be difficult to determine the cause of difficulty in bearing weight. Inability to bear weight is a symptom, not a diagnosis, and may result from any of a number of diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

I have a meniscus tear in my knee and I started physical therapy, any workouts to suggest?

Rehabilitation: Saving the meniscus is always our first priority. If exercising with a torn meniscus then the bike and the pool are usually the safest. ...Read more

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I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.

I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.

Depends: upon your symptoms and the level at which you function. If you are very active and unable to participate in desirable daily activities consult an orthopedic surgeon for repair. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my MRI says that I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus is shown do I need surgery?

What do you suggest if my MRI says that I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus is shown do I need surgery?

Yes, if...: If you have meniscal tear symptoms ( pain, catching , swelling) esp. w / twisting , pivoting or squatting and the MRI is well done than knee arthroscopy can be very helpful for horizontal, cleavage tears of the lateral meniscus. This type of tear is commonly seen w/ Bakers' cysts.See an experienced arthroscopist. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Does pain and clicking at the medial joint line suggest that you have a medial meniscus tear? Where is your tibiofemoral joint line?

Does pain and clicking at the medial joint line suggest that you have a medial meniscus tear? Where is your tibiofemoral joint line?

Possibly: The knee joint is the joint between the femur and the tibia, and so the to tibiofemoral joint line is just another the name for the knee joint. A medial meniscal tear can cause pain and clicking in the knee, but is not the only cause. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate diagnostic studies can help make the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone has a titled tibia? Could that be the cause of clicking and clunking in the knee? Could that suggest a meniscus tear?

What does it mean when someone has a titled tibia? Could that be the cause of clicking and clunking in the knee? Could that suggest a meniscus tear?

Genu varum/valgum: This means that the top flat part of your shin bone/tibia is not quite flat but is at an angle. Thas may cause your leg and knee to appear a bit askew. This can be congenital, arthritic or post-traumatic. See a knee specialist to see if anything can or even should be done. ...Read more

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What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

Hinged brace + PT: The best braces to decrease the chances of having instability episodes are hinged knee braces. Even with these braces, however, you may still experience instability. Your best bet to decrease these episodes is to begin a focused exercise protocol to strengthen your quadriceps, hamstrings, and hip abductor & adductor muscles. I often prescribe physical therapy for these injuries. ...Read more

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I can't bear weight on the knee I have pain along the medial meniscus joint line. Would this suggest a tear of the meniscus? Locking of the knee

See a physician: You should consult an orthopedic physician . You may have torn your meniscus or have a sprain your ligament . Your condition can be diagnosed by detailed physical examination and imaging studies and x-rays and mri. In the meantime you can take some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or Naproxen if you don't do any peptic ulcer disease or gastritis. ...Read more

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I had ACL and meniscus reconstruction two months ago. But still swelling is there in my knee and could not stand for long time? Please suggest me.

I had ACL and meniscus reconstruction two months ago. But still swelling is there in my knee and could not stand for long time? Please suggest me.

Physical therapy: You could visit your orthopedic surgeon for further imaging and diagnostic studies of your knee. You can continue Piroxicam and also apply ice (in a wrap) to your knee for 10 minutes, three times a day. Also, you will need graded physical therapy to get back to normal activities after sometime. ...Read more

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What is mucoid degeneration of the medial meniscus does this suggest a tear? I am 48 and have extreme pain in the knee with catching and pop

What is mucoid degeneration of the medial meniscus does this suggest a tear? I am 48 and have extreme pain in the knee with catching and pop

Possibly : Your symptoms sound like a tear. The meniscus usually has a very solid black signal throughout when it is healthy. When you can see an abnormal signal and it goes to the surface, it is usually considered a tear. When there is signal change within the meniscus but it does not connect with the surface, it is often described as degeneration. You probably have a subtle tear, may need a scope. ...Read more

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The MRI suggests : complete discoid lateral meniscus with oblique tear in ant horn. Grade 2 signal involving body and posterior horn of med meniscus?

Discoid meniscus: Discoid meniscus is a developmental variant in which your meniscus (supporting cushion within the knee) is abnormally large and is predisposed to being torn. Meniscal tears may result in pain and joint locking, and may eventually lead to early osteoarthritis. You should discuss your options with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dislocated TMJ meniscus. Ulcers=no nsaids. Involuntary ejection at night= no night guards. What else can be done to treat? On suggested meds already.

Dislocated TMJ meniscus. Ulcers=no nsaids. Involuntary ejection at night= no night guards. What else can be done to treat? On suggested meds already.

Tmj: Soft diet, moist heat over the joints ( heating pad over a moist wash cloth) for 20 minutes each side, twice a day don't open wide ( keep tongue on the roof of your mouth when yawning). Find a physical therapist knowledgeable in treating TMJ ( rocobado trained ) and or an osteopath who does cranio-sacracl adjustments. ...Read more

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What is gait training? Does plica grow back in the knee? Does having joint line pain suggest that there is a meniscus tear. I having clicking locking.

What is gait training? Does plica grow back in the knee? Does having joint line pain suggest that there is a meniscus tear. I having clicking locking.

Joint pain: Joint line pain is very non specific. It can reflect a meniscal tear but also referred articular cartilage wear to the condyle and/or plateau. It may also reflect inflamed synovium. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. 
 
Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor. MRI of right knee shows "Post Horn of Medial Meniscus show horizontal tear with degenerative changes". What u suggest?

Operative vs nonop: Meniscal tears that correlate with mechanical symptoms that are not resolved with standard nonoperative treatment (rest, ice, compression, NSAIDs, physical therapy) for over 6 weeks may benefit from arthroscopic surgery to trim back the torn portion (akin to a hang nail) or repair the torn meniscus (less common for a degenerative horizontal cleavage type tear). Orthopaedic evaluation needed now. ...Read more