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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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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