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Dr. Bradley Butkovich Dr. Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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My daughter plays competitive soccer. Was fine yesterday then reached upwards with her arm and now has rib pain. Could this just be torn cartilage?

My daughter plays competitive soccer. Was fine yesterday then reached upwards with her arm and now has rib pain. Could this just be torn cartilage?

Could be an: Injury to the cartilage that sit between the ribs or a strain of the muscles that surround the run cage. Support or care is ok nsaids ice stretching. Should get better in a week or so.

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more


Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder.??

Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder.??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' (or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor' (SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution. AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest (adduction). See an ORS! GL!

Dr. Leila Hashemi Dr. Hashemi
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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Does torn cartilage (wrist) heal by it self?

Does torn cartilage (wrist) heal by it self?

Cartilage damage: Hi, it depends on the severity of the injury, if there is a big tear then definitely a repair is needed, if the tear is small and the pain is not so terrible and function is not affected that much Physical therapy could help with healing and preventing the scar tissue.

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What to do about torn cartilage in upper ribs?

What to do about torn cartilage in upper ribs?

Time: Rib contusions take time to heal, sometimes4-6 wks. An antiinflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen may be helpful for a short time. If your pain is not improving or u are uncertain of the diagnosis, see your primary care physician. Best of luck.

Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Is torn cartilage the same as a torn meniscus?

Yes: The meniscus is a type of cartilage in the knee. In middle-age patients, it can tear during a twisting injury, from exercise or simply due to degeneration. The other type of cartilage in the knee is the articular/hyaline cartilage. This is the type that covers the bone, and when it degrades, we label it as "arthritis." If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Torn cartilage in rib cage and the pain is getting worse, it's been 2 weeks. Any tips?

Torn cartilage in rib cage and the pain is getting worse, it's been 2 weeks. Any tips?

Conservative care: Generally this type of injury will just take time and conservative care for healing. I would recommend regular use of NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen or Aleve) for a couple weeks, and ice/heat, as well as topical treatments like aspercreme or capsaicin cream. If the pain persists you may want to see a physician about further imaging such as a CT scan or MRI.

Dr. Justin Esterberg Dr. Esterberg
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
20 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Is there any natural practitioners online here? Someone who believes in giving supplements instead of drugs? Need help with my torn cartilage! :)

Is there any natural practitioners online here? Someone who believes in giving supplements instead of drugs? Need help with my torn cartilage! :)

Orthopedist: Torn cartilage in the knee for example if causing significant pain or catching and locking of the knee can be evaluated by an orthopedist. There are no natural scientifically proven treatments for that problem. There are some natural antiinflammatories for pain such as turmeric. It is a mechanical problem though.

Dr. Kenneth Tepper Dr. Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What do doctors do to treat torn cartilage in a hip?

What do doctors do to treat torn cartilage in a hip?

Several options: If the cartilage involves the labrum, the labrum can be repaired, or cleaned up or debrided. If it is the cartilage covering the bone, this is a more difficult problem and may be treated by a technique called microfracture. The goal of microfracture is to create a "healing" type of cartilage to fill in the defect. These procedures are typically done arthroscopically.

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Bad knee issues torn cartilage, what do you recommend?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic sports medicine knee specialist, who may recommend surgery, depending on what type of cartilage tear you may have.

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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How can I facilitate the repair of torn cartilage in my knees?

How can I facilitate the repair of torn cartilage in my knees?

Depends: It depends on the more specific nature of your problem. For example, some injuries may heal on their own, perhaps with some limited weight bearing, on the other hand, some cartilage injuries, such as a displaced menus cal tear may require surgery for repair or debridement. Your surgeon will be able to tell you much more about the specific nature of your problem. Thank you.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Will more exercise make a suspected torn cartilage in knee worse?

Torn cartilage exerc: Yes it will, don't do exercise till you know the extent of the injuries and cleared by your doctor.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What are the symptoms of torn cartilage in ones knee? Any home remedies?

What are the symptoms of torn cartilage in ones knee? Any home remedies?

No home remedies.. .: ...The symptoms r catching, locking, giving out, needs exam by orthopedic surgeon who can make the diagnosis by exam ; ur history, as well as an mri.

Dr. Christopher Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Is a superior displacement of the meniscus root a torn cartilage? Please explain

Is a superior displacement of the meniscus root a torn cartilage? Please explain

See below: The meniscus is made from a type of cartilage. For the meniscus to be displaced (moved from its normal position) there must be a tear. This can usually be seen on MRI if displaced. The treatment is usually surgical if causing pain or other symptoms.

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien Dr. Garcia-septien
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What do you advise if I had keyhole surgery on my knee15 weeks ago to repair torn cartilage and laterial ligament.?

What do you advise if I had keyhole surgery on my knee15 weeks ago to repair torn cartilage and laterial ligament.?

My advice is 2...: ...follow the protocol of Ur surgeon's. He is the 1 2 answer such questions as he knows U & the situation as well as the process U R making.

Dr. Bertrand Kaper Dr. Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
25 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are common symptoms of torn cartilage?

Pain: Torn cartilage in a joint can lead to pain, swelling, stiffness, locking, or catching. MRI scans are best to evaluate your concern.

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Dr. Jason Boyer Dr. Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery
14 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How long does it take for torn cartilage to recover and repair?

How long does it take for torn cartilage to recover and repair?

Depends: This is a tough one to answer because recovery is defined differently and different body parts recovery differently. Technically, cartilage does not have a blood supply and so does not have the potential to fully heal. Sometimes pain associated with cartilage damage will subside, but it is difficult to predict how long this will take or if it will happen at all. Treatments are available.

Dr. Kevin Stone Dr. Stone
Sports Medicine
years in practice
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How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair of cartilage: We surgically repair torn meniscus cartilage and add prp to augment the repair. We use a stem cell paste graft to repair damaged articular cartilage.

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Dr. Kevin Stone Dr. Stone
Sports Medicine
years in practice
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How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair: Suture repair of the torn cartilage or trimming of the frayed edges is often successful at treating torn cartilages. Every effort to save as much of the tissue as possible is important.

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Dr. Paul Cohen Dr. Cohen
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

Few weeks...: Depending upon the severity of the tear; and the course of physical threapy prescribed probably 4-6 weeks conservatively.

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more