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What is it like to get arthroscopy for torn miniscus?

What is it like to get arthroscopy for torn miniscus?

Like any surgical --: Procedure, it'll hurt but this incisional pain gets better all the time. Your pain from the torn meniscus will be eliminated, after the surgery. You'll need pt afterwards. You'll be getting pain meds for a couple of weeks. A month or so later you'll be glad to get rid of the meniscal tear symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about arthroscopy for torn miniscus?

Can you tell me about arthroscopy for torn miniscus?

Good operation: Of all arthroscopic operations, the one with the best and most predictable outcome is meniscal surgery. However, if your meniscus is torn, it may be a heralding sign of advancing degenerative change within the knee. There is no knee operation associated with a quicker recovery then a partial meniscectomy. Meniscus repair surgery takes a longer time to recover, but preserves the meniscus. ...Read more

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Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Is a bakers cyst a result of a torn miniscus?

Yes it can be: Bakers' cysts are ubiquitus.As people age they become more common because the knee developes more arthritic change and the menisci lose their water content and tear more easily.A meniscus tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and the increased joint fluid your body produces leaks out(to form the popliteal or bakers'cyst).See your ors.Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a torn miniscus in 2008 that was repaired. About a year ago it started hurting on the back side. When i bend my leg it fills swollen?

I had a torn miniscus in 2008 that was repaired. About a year ago it started hurting on the back side. When i bend my leg it fills swollen?

Knee effusion: A knee effusion or swelling of the knee will cause pain and stiffness on bending. You should be evaluated by your orthopedist for the reason why you are swelling and to initiate treatment. In the meantime ice, elevation and anti-inflammatories may help for the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Can an md/np say you have a torn miniscus without mri. X-ray was normal.

Can an md/np say you have a torn miniscus without mri. X-ray was normal.

Yes but not reliable: Although meniscal tear can be diagnosed by clinical exam, MRI is the mainstay. Clinical exam alone usually miss 30% of cases and in complex knee problems, this is even worse. Besides, clinical exams cannot determine the location, shape, or length of a meniscal tear. These factors are important in treatment decisions. ...Read more

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Does torn miniscus necessarily mean tkr. Torn in r knee 3weeks before tkr l knee. Surgeon says not sure it would end pain to just scope miniscus.

Does torn miniscus necessarily mean tkr. Torn in r knee 3weeks before tkr l knee. Surgeon says not sure it would end pain to just scope miniscus.

Torn meniscus: All people that have knee arthritis have a complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. A knee scope will likely not fix your problem as the symptoms you are having are likely the result of your degenerative arthritis and not the meniscus. The meniscus tear is a result of the altered biomechanics from the arthritis. ...Read more

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I have mild osteoarthritis in my knee with a torn miniscus. I stood on the leg alone and something moved/snapped in the back knee and I lost stability?

I have mild osteoarthritis in my knee with a torn miniscus. I stood on the leg alone and something moved/snapped in the back knee and I lost stability?

A torn meniscus can-: - be made worse with minimal loading of the knee. Now it may be displaying or catching and the giving way causes the muscles to let go & hence the feeling of instability. Consult with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Best exercise to do for myself. I have a torn miniscus and osteoarthritis in my knee. And planter faciatis in my foot.

Best exercise to do for myself.  I have a torn miniscus and osteoarthritis in my knee. And planter faciatis in my foot.

Look at this:: http://www.med.nyu.edu/pmr/residency/resources/clinics_sports%20med/runner%20muscle%20balance%20core_pmr%20clinics.pdf another great resouces is available from amazon.Com... "heal your knees". ...Read more

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