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What are common symptoms of torn cartilage?

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. ...Read more

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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


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How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is no reliable way of diagnosing knee cartilage injuries or meniscal injuries by looking at it. Untreated cartilage injuries are potentially serious problems best treated early and a visit to your local orthopaedic surgeon would be a wise move. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can happen if my acl and cartilage is torn for 4 months and doesn't get fixed but it healed in probably?

What can happen if my acl and cartilage is torn for 4 months and doesn't get fixed but it healed in probably?

Doubtful healing: ACL tears rarely ever heal on their own. Reconstruction is recommended for most younger and active patients to prevent future instability episodes. I'm assuming you mean a meniscal tear also. Some meniscal tears can be trimmed away in surgery, some repaired and some left alone. If you elect to avoid surgery, you should consider an aggressive physical therapy program and a stabilizing brace. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a torn rotator cuff and a tear in the cartilage holding the rotator cuff? Which is worse?

Let e explain: The difference is the location both are located in different part of the shoulder join, the tear of the cartilage holding the rotator cuff is harder to diagnose and harder to treat. Please the image. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long do you wear a bandage when you have a torn knee ligament or cartilage?

How long do you wear a bandage when you have a torn knee ligament or cartilage?

Varies: This can vary widely because the treatment can vary widely for different conditions and amongst different physicians. There are protective braces that can assist with comfort and rehabilitation for these injuries but their use varies depending on the specific injury. Ask your doctor for more specifics regarding this. ...Read more

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What happens if my acl and cartilage are both torn for 4 months what can happen if I don't get surgery?

What happens if my acl and cartilage are both torn for 4 months  what can happen if I don't get surgery?

Depends: If you initially treated this with appropriate rest and rehab, 4 months should be near optimal healing time. If you are not having any problems with it, no further treatment is indicated. If you are still having significant problems with it, surgery may be indicated. In that case, not having surgery may result in worsening problems with further aging. Surgery may not fix everything. ...Read more

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