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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Torn Lateral Meniscus

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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?

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?

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?

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