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Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear thats folded behind horn?

Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear thats folded behind horn?

Surgery: Surgical repair is usually indicated for those injuries. Thankfully, they can usually be done arthroscopically with an overall excellent out ome in most cases. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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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

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What are the symptoms of a torn knee ligament or meniscus?

What are the symptoms of a torn knee ligament or meniscus?

Torn knee ligament: A torn knee ligament or meniscus will be painful, so that's the most common symptom. The knee can feel unsteady so you don't trust it to bear your weight without giving out. It can lock or catch unexpectedly if the meniscus is torn and flips over on itself. Right after it happens, your knee can swell. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a torn lateral meniscus?

What are the signs of a torn lateral meniscus?

Pain: Usually a meniscus tear will cause knee pain. Specifically it usually causes pain with twisting, cutting or going up or down stairs. Sometimes the knee can lock up or give out, these can also be signs of a meniscal tear. Your sports medicine doctor can do an examination of the knee which often can help determine if the meniscus is torn. ...Read more

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MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? or ?

Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read more

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Symptoms of torn retina?

Symptoms of torn retina?

Flashes and floaters: Typically patients will note flashing lights particularly at night. They may also note floating 'specks' in their vision caused by loose bits of the vitreous gel at the back of the eye. Some may note a curtain over a peripheral part of the vision. All these call for an immediate dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Mri shows oblique nondisplaced tear posterior horn and body medial meniscus, medial meniscal protrusion into the medial gutter. Will i need surgery?

Mri shows oblique nondisplaced tear posterior horn and body medial meniscus, medial meniscal protrusion into the medial gutter. Will i need surgery?

Surgery : Surgery is most likely needed to resolve your problem. Meniscus tears simply do not heal on their own, regardless of conservative treatment (including prolotherapy). It is possible that your symptoms of pain, etc will improve with time without surgery...But that doesn't mean the tear healed. In fact, the tear will most likely get bigger leading to additional damage if not taken care of soon. ...Read more

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No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?

No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?

Grade 1 meniscal: signal USUALLY means that there is no meniscal tear. However, it's not 100% accurate. Grade 1 and 2 intrameniscal signal are tricky and have sometimes been associated with actual tears at arthroscopy. Or, your meniscus may be normal and your knee pain may be caused by something else. If your knee continues to hurt a lot, seek ortho advice. You might require arthroscopy to be certain. ...Read more

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MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and 
Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more

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Chronic pain lateral aspect of right knee. Mri negative for any abnormalities with lateral meniscus, though thickening of MCL and medial meniscus. ?

Chronic pain lateral aspect of right knee.  Mri negative for any abnormalities with lateral meniscus, though thickening of MCL and medial meniscus. ?

LCL or ITB: The lateral collateral ligament and/or the iliotibial band can be issues for you. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained musculoskeletal/sports medicine physician or physiatrist to evaluate this further with you. ...Read more

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Horizontal Tear of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Menistic &Suprapatellar joint Effusion ,Articular Cartilage Loss & 3MM Medial Popliteal Cyst means

Horizontal Tear of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Menistic &Suprapatellar joint Effusion ,Articular Cartilage Loss & 3MM Medial Popliteal Cyst means

Arthritis and tear: The cartilage loss is similar to saying you have degenerative arthritis setting up in your knee. The meniscus is a cartilage cushion present in your knee, there is one present medically and one lateral, and you have a tear in one as well. I would go through your MRI with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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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?!

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

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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

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Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy?Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy?Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Knee pain: this should not be the cause of your lateral knee pain and there is likely a new pain generator, which could be IT band syndrome, fat pad impingement, or patellofemoral pain if MRI did not show any significant finding in the lateral meniscus or articular cartilage. ...Read more

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Oblique tear of the posterior horn and body of the medial meniscus involving inferior articular surface and peripheral meniscal margin. W/severe pain?

See your doc: Sounds like it will not get better without arthroscopic surgery. See your ortho for an evaluation. He/she will probably recommend surgery. Conservative treatment can help decrease the pain but will not resolve the problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for a torn lateral meniscus?

What can I do for a torn lateral meniscus?

Lateral meniscus : It really depends on the type of meniscus tear and the symptoms you are experiencing. For a small meniscus tear that does not cause pain, you do not need any treatment. For a large tear that causes pain, catching, locking, or popping, you may need surgery. When you get to surgery, you may have a repair vs removal of the torn part of the meniscus. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a torn lateral meniscus?

Pain: Usually a meniscus tear will cause knee pain. Specifically it usually causes pain with twisting, cutting or going up or down stairs. Sometimes the knee can lock up or give out, these can also be signs of a meniscal tear. Your sports medicine doctor can do an examination of the knee which often can help determine if the meniscus is torn. ...Read more

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Torn lateral meniscus. What can I do to treat it?

See a doctor: You need to have someone assess this. Not all meniscal tear necessitate a surgical procedure... This depends on many factors--your age, the acuity of the tear and its position, as well as your symptoms to name a few. Again, i recommend that you see a specialist. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has a torn lateral meniscus?

Exam, mri: Usually the first line of diagnostics would be a history of the injury occurrence along with a good physical exam to confirm the diagnosis an MRI might be required especially to get approval for a surgery from one of the insurance companies. ...Read more

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How do I treat the stiffness from torn lateral meniscus?

See a surgeon: Ortho surgeon should evaluate yuor knee. Xrays, MRI and physicial exam are key in determining how significant your injury is. ...Read more

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What types of treatments are available for a torn lateral meniscus?

Well best: To ask your ortho guy. You can do nothing you can try a cortison injection which has the risk of accelerated arthritis. So help now means more pain later possibly. You can try physicial therapy. You can have surgery if this all fails. ...Read more

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What can be done about torn lateral meniscus and playing basketball?

Best to ask your doc: Ortho surgeon will examine your knee and determine if yuo need possible imaging or surgery. ...Read more

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Torn lateral meniscus, should I have meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Torn lateral meniscus, should I have meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is greater risk for arthritis. Every tear however cannot be repaired, and the tear pattern, location of tear, quality of tissue, and expectations of the patient need to be considered. There will be restrictions after surgery if the meniscus is repaired. ...Read more

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What types of exercises are good for a torn lateral meniscus and patially torn acl?

Surgery?: See a good knee doc and make sure you dont need surgery. Partial acl tears are not common, and a lateral meniscal tear may be unstable. For the basics read this article. http://www.livestrong.com/article/556479-rehab-after-acl-injury/ . Good place to start. ...Read more

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Is running with a completely torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus okay?

Is running with a completely torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus okay?

Not unheard, but...: Certainly has risks. If you elect to run w/ a torn acl you need to speak w/ your physician about your strength & getting the right kind of brace to protect the joint. As for the meniscus i would need more info about the type & symptoms of tear to make a recommendation. For the best long term outcomes (w/ high activity level) i suggest surgery, better early than late. More @ drmarkgalland.Com. ...Read more

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I have a torn lateral meniscus.Which is better a meniscectomy or meniscus repair?

Repair is better: Although not always possible, meniscal repair is better. The meniscus is needed to protect the articular cartilage of the knee. Meniscal repair is only possible when the tear involves the vascular portion of the meniscus. Small tears or those in the non-vascular portion of the meniscus, are not amenable to repair. ...Read more

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Could a torn lateral meniscus in your knee heal, then tear easily a few weeks later?

Could a torn lateral meniscus in your knee heal, then tear easily a few weeks later?

Meniscus tears: Meniscus tears generally do not "heal" due to the fact that they have very poor blood supply. They may become less symptomatic with time. Generally surgery is more reliable to treat meniscus tears with partial removal of the torn tissue. Repairs are possible but less common. ...Read more

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Without physical therapy, will a torn lateral meniscus still be able to heal?

Without physical therapy, will a torn lateral meniscus still be able to heal?

Maybe: Pt does not heal the meniscal tear, the healing of the meniscus depend upon the location of the tear, peripheral tears(toward the outside)could potentially heal, teras more toward the middle of the meniscus do not heal.Either one usually require surgery.(arthoscopy). ...Read more

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After debridment of torn lateral meniscus, large ulcer defect at lateral femoral condyl (grade 2) is discovere, is't treatable? What are my options?

Yes and no: While the damage to the condyle is not a good thing, sometimes a chondroplasty, drilling procedures and various cartilage transplants might be helpful depending on the size of the lesion, your age and other factors in your knee. ...Read more

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I have a torn lateral meniscus. Will the knee scope surgery hurt?

Duh!: Yes it will hurt some because it is surgery. But you wouldn't be thinking about surgery if your knee didn't hurt from the meniscal injury. The surgery is done arthroscopically and is a same day surgery. You are put to sleep. You will be given medications to help with post-op pain. You may be on crutches a few days if swelling is significant but will transition off quickly. Rehab starts soon. ...Read more

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I torn lateral meniscus no feeling in my legs towards spasm all over my body. Drs. Suspect ms. What could this be?

I torn lateral meniscus no feeling in my legs towards spasm all over my body. Drs. Suspect ms. What could this be?

Hard to say: Hard to say. As it sounds like your doctors suspect, simply tearing the lateral meniscus of the knee itself does not explain all your symptoms. Ms is characterized by episodes of neurological symptoms and will often be accompanied by specific exam findings and lesions seen on mri. Vision changes are very commonly seen in ms as well. Thank you. ...Read more