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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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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