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Suggest Position Achieve Comfort 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you suggest the best position and props to achieve the most comfort while sleeping with a torn meniscus?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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