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Tear Of Posterior Horn Of Medial Meniscus Treatment
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
Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?
Most cysts in the back of the knee are due to knee joint causes, which improve as the causes is treated. So my recommendations would be:
1: do nothing except maybe pain meds, for 3 months; if no improvement, then;
2: aspiration (removing fluid) under ultrasonic guidance for fluid/needle biopsy; or;
3: removal of the cyst through the back of the knee, to get tissue for biopsy. ...Read more
Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?
@ Ur age it means U-: -have injured it sometime along the way. MRI's may miss tears, with that in mind, U should C an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Studies have shown that an exam can B more reliable than the MRI. Only by 1-2 %. Obviously U have symptoms so C ortho sports med. ...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
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn medial meniscus with prominent interior medial extrusion. What is the treatment?
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of my medial meniscus that extends to the undersurface of the cartilage. What is the treatment for that?
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
I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn and body of the medial meniscus extending to the inferior articular surface. What is the treatment?
Knee pain and MRI report found that. Horizontal tear in posterior horn and body of medial meniscus. What is that mean & what treatment we should take?
Watch or scope: If it hurts and your struggling with certain movements that cause pain, then fix it. If it has settled down and doesn't hurt now then you can delay fixing it until it hurts or restricts motion. That's my decision tree. ...Read more
Treatment for meniscocapsular separation injury of posterior horn of the medial meniscus also displaced lateral meniscal tear that's folded behind horn?
Surgery: Surgical repair is usually indicated for those injuries. Thankfully, they can usually be done arthroscopically with an overall excellent out ome in most cases. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Knee MRI shows complete rupture of acl, inner margin tear of medial meniscus posterior horn and body w/mild partial thickness. What's usual treatment?
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
I made. Mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?
Conservative.: If your physician is not familiar with the condition, I would recommend a sport medicine or orthopedic consultation. Mucoid degeneration of the meniscus refers to a change in the molecular make up of the meniscus as a nonspecific response to injury particularly in a young adult but can be related to aging to older individuals. Treatment is typically conversative, ie, nonsurgical. ...Read more
MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. What's the best treatment?
Weight bearing Xrays: Weight bearing Xrays become important in a situation like you describe. Such images allow your physician to see your knee as a worst case scenario and determine if you have any significant component of underlying arthritis or loss of cartilage in the medial compartment. Your orthopaedic surgeon also needs to help determine if the meniscal irregularity is your actual pain generator. ...Read more
Mild degenerative signal posterior medial meniscus without tear. MRI Results What treatment would be best for this in a young adult?
Probably physical: Therapy and muscle strengthening. Get an opinion from orthopedic surgeon. But most importantly, avoid any further injury. ...Read more
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
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
I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.
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 have a horizontal oblique tear of lateral of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with complex tear in body of anterior horn of medial menicus
Horizontal tear of the body and posterior horn of medial meniscus extending to the root level. Three compartment chondromalacia what can I excpect?
No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?
Grade 1 meniscal: Signal USUALLY means that there is no meniscal tear. However, it's not 100% accurate. Grade 1 and 2 intrameniscal signal are tricky and have sometimes been associated with actual tears at arthroscopy. Or, your meniscus may be normal and your knee pain may be caused by something else. If your knee continues to hurt a lot, seek ortho advice. You might require arthroscopy to be certain. ...Read more
Grade II degenerative (mucoid degeneration) mr signal changes at posterior horn of medial meniscus. Does this imply a tear? Surgery?
Probably not: If the signal does not communicate with the articular surface it is not torn but you have degenerative changes which can lead to a tear in the future. ...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?
A horizontal line of high signal intensity seen not extending to superior or inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus but extend to meniscocapsular end...is this described as tear?
Probably not: MRI readings are never exact. This one is vague and indicates possible inside damage to the meniscus. When it does not extend to the superior or inferior articular surface then it is not a standard meniscal tear which does extend to one or both of those surfaces. This condition might be causing you problems, but arthroscopic surgery is not truly indicated unless your knee is locking. Good luck! ...Read more
MRI:linear signal extending2inferior articular surface w/in posterior horn of medial meniscus could rep sm meniscus tear inClinicalSetting" What mean?
Tear in meniscus: You have a small tear in your medial meniscus. In some cases small tears can heal, I would discuss directly with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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