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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
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