Top
10
Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of A Torn Meniscus Cartrilege

Share
1

1
Symptoms of a torn meniscus cartrilege?

Symptoms of a torn meniscus cartrilege?

Mechanical: Usually an acute meniscus tear causes pain with ambulation, stiffness when sitting for long periods of time, and tenderness either medially or laterally along the joint line. Sometimes the torn tissue can cause mechanical symptoms such as popping, locking, or catching during range of motion of the knee. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Frederick Buechel
338 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

Not always: Pain from meniscal tears often settle down with therapy. Surgery only needed for continues pain or locking of the knee. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Old sports injury = torn meniscus surgery. Now, i'm in pain again. Is there any solution other than total knee replacement? I had surgery for a torn meniscus about 8 years ago and a significant amount of shredded cartilage was removed. In recent months, e

Old sports injury = torn meniscus surgery. Now, i'm in pain again. Is there any solution other than total knee replacement? I had surgery for a torn meniscus about 8 years ago and a significant amount of shredded cartilage was removed. In recent months, e

Pain meds, injection: The last treatment before knee replacement includes injections of cortisone or lubricants (synvisc, supartz, (hyaluronic acid) etc). Weight loss, stretching and muscle strengthening help also. Anti-inflammatory meds and other pain meds also block the pain. Unfortunately, all of these are temporary. For some young patients, osteotomy (realignment of the limb) or partial knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What are symptoms of a torn meniscus?

What are symptoms of a  torn meniscus?

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur with acute injury and 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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are the signs and symptoms of a torn meniscus?

What are the signs and symptoms of a torn meniscus?

Locking and catching: The most common sign of a torn meniscus is the locking and catching of the knee joint when one flexes and extends the knee. Also, there may be an effusion, joint line tenderness, and the inability to fully extend one's knee. ...Read more

6

6
What are some of the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

What are some of the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

Pain: A torn meniscus can cause pain, locking, catching and swelling in the knee. The symptoms are often intermittent and related to position of the knee. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus of knee?

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus of knee?

Pain.: Pain along the joint line, pain, or locking/catching with rotational actions, such as rolling over in bed, getting in/out of a car, putting on socks, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus in the knee?

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus in the knee?

Varied: Typical symptoms of this problem are swelling of the knee, pain in the knee, giving way of the knee. You should see your orthopedic specialist and obtain an MRI ...Read more

9

9
Which symptoms are you supposed to have with a torn meniscus?

Which symptoms are you supposed to have with a torn meniscus?

Pain swellingand loc: Meniscus treats usually happen with s twisting injury. They do not cause instability. Most common symptoms are joint line pain, recurrent swelling, and locking. You feel something shift then you cannot completely straighten the knee. The symptoms are worse worth activity. It hurts the most on the medial side of the knee just below the muscle at the joint line. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is it possible to have both a torn meniscus and a torn acl? Have symptoms that match both. Is there a way to know w/o mri? No money for mri.

Torn meniscus/acl: Yes, you may have both. Unfortunately, it may be virtually impossible to diagnose both if present at the same time without further imaging. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more