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Symptoms Of Meniscus Tear In Knee
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
Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've a possible small meniscus tear in knee, what is relative rest and how should I limit myself at gym? I've been told 6-8 weeks, if not healed mri
Varies: It really varies quite a bit based upon the size and location of the tear. Some tears dont heal at all and require surgery to fix or excise, while other can heal quite uneventfully very quickly. 6-8 weeks with follow up is a very reasonable recommendation. ...Read more
Torn meniscus right knee..pain &swelling knee down.now also thigh is swollen. Larger than left one.could this be from knee injury or something else?
Knee injury 11/13, told on 11/25 possible fracture, orthopedic Dr said needs mri, possible torn meniscus.How should we treat it till we know the facts?
What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?
Giving way: Meniscal tears usually cause mechanical instability. The primary symptom is buckling or giving out. A displaced meniscus can cause the knee to lock. The meniscal root is where it attaches either in the front or back of the knee. Depending on your age it can be repaired or removed but is almost always a surgical treatment. See a good orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Often a meniscus tear and knee arthritis such as loss of cartilage are seen in the same joint, particularly in older people. In these people they are called degenerative meniscal tears. Symptoms of an acute meniscus tear are swelling, pain, the knee having a catching feeling with bending and restraightening or locking of the knee, also many people report a sense of instability in the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn left knee meniscus twice, torn right achillis tendon, and symptoms of right knee meniscus tear after mri, no trauma, what could be the cause?!
Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear. Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and tear from repetitive activities such as running basketball and other pseudotraumatic sports i would work a lot on strengthening and plyometrics to help prevent further problems. ...Read more
Caught in the joint.: The tear may be flipping in and out of the knee joint, causing locking or catching. Usually, with those types of symptoms, you would require arthroscopic knee surgery, to remove the torn piece of meniscus. ...Read more
Easy: Arthroscopy is minimally invasive procedure that entails making access points to the affected joints (holes) through which inspection is carried out. Then instruments are introduced in the joint cavity and whatever arthritis is seen is "cleaned up" and the torn meniscus/ligaments are sewn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy and removal of a torn piece of meniscus, the recovery is generally very rapid. If a repair is performed, the recovery is slightly longer. If there is osteoarthritis present, the recovery and theresults are less predictable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: That often is the case with a posterior horn tear. ...Read more
Depends on…: Location of tear & degree of tear & types of activities u r involved in. Actions that involve rapid change of direction on weight-bearing knee can exacerbate injury. Simple walking shouldn't cause problems unless a piece of cartilage tears free (joint mouse) & catches, causing decreased range of motion. Follow up with orthopedic/sports medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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