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Tear Of Posterior Horn Of Medial Meniscus
Linear tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, was painful few weeks ago, now it feels is getting better can this be possible is good or bad?
Yes: Symptoms related to a meniscal tear can improve with time depending on the type tear that is present. A linear tear as you have described is just such a tear. You may be able to treat this conservatively and never require surgery. A "bucket handle" tear on the other hand typically does not get better with time. None will actually "heal" with time. ...Read more
I'm 20yr old guy, I've grade 3 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, doc told 1month rest to see if it heals on its own as I'm young. Can it heal?
Possibly: If a tear in the meniscus occurs in the area where there is good blood supply, it can potentially heal/be repaired. The inner two thirds of the meniscus does not have much blood supply and tears in that area usually do not heal. ...Read more
Gr 2 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus with focal tear reaching inferior articular surface and gr 2 in femoral attachment of mcl. Pl advise?
Need more informatio: Classification of meniscal tears as a grade is not usually utilized. Grading is typcially an MRI finding. Grade 2 signal implies midsubstance degeneration. If the signal extends to the articular surface it can indicate an actual tear. Mri often finds things that are not symptomatic. A grade 2 mcl tear will typically heal in a brace. Meniscus may need surgery. ...Read more
MRI shows a fairly extensive tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus and advanced mucoid degeneration of ACL. Will this require surgery? Thanks!
Probably: But some people successfully rehab it. But it is between you and your orthopedist and the amount of expected activity that will hel ...Read more
Depends: Upon your symptoms and the level at which you function. If you are very active and unable to participate in desirable daily activities consult an orthopedic surgeon for repair. ...Read more
I've a grade3 tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus, I'm taking phisiotherapy treatment. Will it heal?
Unlikely, medical...: ..tissue is avasccular & does not have great healing ability. PT can help with Ur acute ssx, but the tear is there just waiting 4 the proper movement of the knee 2 raise it's ugly head again. Avoid deep squats, cutting 2 the side of the tear. It can happen in bed @ nite, sleeping alone. Has an ortho Cn U yet, if not it would B a good idea. ...Read more
Arthroscopic surgery: Either arthroscopic partial menicectomy or medical repair depending on type of tear ...Read more
I recently got MRI of my knee done. The result was " grade iii (a) tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus" please guide me?
What are options chronic deg tear do acl, posterior horn of medial meniscus, tricompartmental changes as before full thickness cartilaginous defects s?
Osteoarthritis: That description is arthritis of the knee. Treatment of knee arthritis goes sequentially from less invasive to more invasive. Begin with activity modification, weight loss, physical therapy, antibinflammatory meds, and then move to more invasive options such as cortisone injections or visco supplementary injections. Surgical options include arthroscopy (poor results), partial knee replacement, & total knee replacement. ...Read more
Grade II tear of posterior horn of the medial meniscus & grad III a tear of the posterior horn of the lateral, what to do?
Surgery v. Rehab: Sounds like your knee is pretty painful. Depending on the severity of your symptoms (ie. How bad does it hurt, it is swollen, etc) and what your ultimate goals are, you could trial a rehabilitation program or head to surgery. I often will advise trial of rehab initially, though if your pain is severely limiting this may not be a viable option. Surgery has its own set of risks, so talk to your doc ...Read more
MRI - tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?
Torn menscuc: The meniscus is a cartilage cushion that sits between the femur and the tibia and acts as somewhat of a shock absorber. Each knee has a medial and lateral meniscus; and when they tear they can cause pain, swelling, and catching. They can be fixed arthroscopically by repair or shaving with good results. ...Read more
I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?
See a orthopedist: You need to be seen and evaluated by a knee specialist. At you age, conservative care should be tried first. If the cartilage thinning is significant and conservative care doesn't help, surgery will be needed. There are options, but an evaluation will help determine the best ones for you. ...Read more
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn medial meniscus with prominent interior medial extrusion. What is the treatment?
I have a oblique grade 3 tear posterior horn of the medial meniscus. What is the best possible treatment? For a 22 year old severe pain
Arthroscopy: For a young person arthroscopic meniscal repair is the best solution. If the meniscus is not repairable or is in a portion of the meniscus that has a poor blood supply ("white/ white" zone), then arthroscopic partial medial menisectomy is best. Meniscal tears generally do not heal and cause pain, ' catching' etc. Even in young pts. See your ors who is proficient @ arthroscopy. Good luck! ...Read more
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
I got knee surgeries on both knees got MRI and got grade 2 intrameniscal tear posterior horn of the medial meniscus n mild myxiod will I need surgery?
It depends...: Knee arthroscopy for a meniscal tear is an elective procedure that is performed based on pain, how it affects your function, and lifestyle. In the absence of locking, clicking, or pain limiting activity, surgery is not likely. This is especially true with an lesion within the substance of the meniscus as you describe. Preserve what meniscus you have remaining and consider joint health supplements ...Read more
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
How should I treat a grade 2 intrameniscal tear within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus?
Quad strengthening: Most grade 2 intrameniscal tears do not cause significant pain. There is more of a likelyhood that you have hamstring and pes tendinitis (which sits in the same region as the meniscus). It is likely you are limping and favoring the knee (hyperextending), causing more pain in the hamstrings. With quad exercises, most of those symptoms will resolve. No need for knee arthroscopy. ...Read more
I have both a tear in the body of medial meniscus and a vertical tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is this common? Will surgery be re
Meniscal Tears: Medial meniscal tears are common in the knee. The type you describe is the most common tear, affecting both the body and posterior horn. Surgery is an option if you continue to have pain along the inner part of the knee and, especially, if you have mechanical symptoms (locking or catching of the knee) during range of motion. ...Read more
What to do if my MRI says I have poorly defined tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.?
My age is 23, I had fall in bathroom and got horizontal cleavage tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, surgry needed?
Mri says "questionable tear posterior horn medial meniscus" but it's been hurting for 4month & I just lost insurance. What exercises can I do at home?
I feel your pain.: This may be "pay now or pay more later" some of the things a person cannot get online are surgical care and pt. We can only guide a person to the right info/providers, and I will share your q with orthopedics and physiatry doctors. Mobility in the sense of being able to ambulate/walk well is required for so many things now, since you are young, and later in life. Ask for ways to get financial help. ...Read more
Radial tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, involving its inner half. Degenerative change of the body of the medial meniscus also noted. The prominent high signal seen posterior and posteromedial to the medial meniscus is suggestive of men
Arthroscopic surgery: Tears in the medial meniscus can be repaired, the torn piece removed, through arthroscopic surgery. It is much superior to open knee surgery. A good orthopedist can also clean up some of the degenerative changes in the knee during the procedure. General anesthesia not necessary. Recovery can be difficult and sometimes prolonged, but the long term results should be well worth it. ...Read more
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, what is the treatment for that?
It depends: Arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus if the tear is in a location that can be repaired or excision of the loose piece of the meniscus if the symptoms are that of pain, clicking or giving out of the knee. If you are not having any significant problems you can choose to leave it alone till symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more
ACL reconstruction: When they do reconstruction they will either take out the torn posterior horn or repair it if that needed. ...Read more
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