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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Torn Medial Meniscus

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The medial meniscus is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

The medial meniscus  is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

Knee locking: There is most likely pain also. This is a surface that allows the knee to move smoothly. It is usually associated with a tear from a trauma. ...Read more

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I have a torn medial meniscus and have been avoiding surgery for past 2 years. Are there any good alternatives that accomplish the same thing?

I have a torn medial meniscus and have been avoiding surgery for past 2 years.  Are there any good alternatives that accomplish the same thing?

No real alternatives: A meniscal tear that is symptomatic can be analogous to having a rock in your shoe. You can continue walking and having symptoms, or you could undergo arthroscopy to have the injured portion of the torn meniscus removed. Ice, elevation, physical therapy, nsaids are all reasonable to try, but when symptoms persist for greater than 3-6 months, surgery is a great option. ...Read more

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My doctor has diagnosed me with a torn medial meniscus in my right knee. He says the surgery is fairly quick, but how long should the recovery take?

My doctor has diagnosed me with a torn medial meniscus in my right knee. He says the surgery is fairly quick, but how long should the recovery take?

About 6 weeks: Not all meniscal surgeries are the same. So don't compare yourself with friends or online chat sites. It depends on other factors like how much arthritis they find. Typically it is a couple days on crutches, then regain motion , then strength, which in a routine meniscal case takes about 6 weeks. Make sure to get the swelling down and get your quad function back soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am planning for arthroscopic knee surgery for medial meniscus tear.I have heard they will trim of torn miniscus, isn't it reason for early arthritis?

I am planning for arthroscopic knee surgery for medial meniscus tear.I have heard they will trim of  torn miniscus, isn't it reason for early arthritis?

No: Having surgery does not cause arthritis in and of itself. Injuring your knee/tearing the meniscus may lead to arthritis whether you have surgery or not. Once the meniscus is torn it (the torn part) is not functional. The reason for surgery is to eliminate pain and/or mechanical symptoms (locking, catching). You may develop arthritis in future from injury, not the surgery itself. ...Read more

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Is a torn medial meniscus operable in teens? I was told that my 15 yr old most likely has torn cartiladge in his knee from an auto accident two years ago when he jammed his knee on the dashboard. I don't know yet if the tear was missed on the original mri

Is a torn medial meniscus operable in teens? I was told that my 15 yr old most likely has torn cartiladge in his knee from an auto accident two years ago when he jammed his knee on the dashboard. I don't know yet if the tear was missed on the original mri

The Good News: The good news: a meniscus tear is repairable and most likely to heal in this age group. I can't determine from your question if a meniscus tear has been diagnosed. If it has, and your son has had 2 years of knee pain, surgery may be a reasonable option. I can add a comment later if you would like to add any additional info. ...Read more

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3rd cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in knee from torn medial meniscus. Bothering me today worse. Is this pain normal? Will it subside & how long? Injured 3 yrs ago

3rd cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot in knee from torn medial  meniscus. Bothering me today worse.  Is this pain normal? Will it subside & how long?  Injured 3 yrs ago

See Specialist: If you are still having pain with knee after an injury 3 years ago I would definitely make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist for further evaluation and workup. Your recurrent pain could be a mechanical issue that requires surgery. The longer you wait the worse your knee could get. ...Read more

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How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

Many ways: Twisting when knee flexed @ about 30 degrees, worse if u r struck from the side in this position. Twisting in a deep knee squat, again worse if struck while in this position. Also twisting while walking on uneven ground . There r more ways but these r common mechanism of injury. ...Read more

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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

Injury.: Usually a twisting/pivoting injury to the knee can cause that. Sometimes it could be a degenerative tear, without an injury. ...Read more

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