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Doctor insights on: Torn Maniscus

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I just got surgery done on my knee for torn maniscus it hurts a lot why?

I just got surgery done on my knee for torn maniscus  it hurts a lot why?

Inflammation: Surgery--any surgery--is traumatic and results in inflammation as a normal part of the healing and recovery process. The inflammation causes pain, which is nature's way of making sure you protect the area so as not to injure it further. It will get better with time. Ice and anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen also help. ...Read more

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I have a tiny torn maniscus on both sides doc won't perform surgery it's been 6 wk & i just started pt. How long is recovery?

I have a tiny torn maniscus on both sides doc won't perform surgery it's been 6 wk & i just started pt. How long is recovery?

PT: 4-6 weeks-minimum- not sure about why your orthopedic won't perform surgery-but pt is definitely the right approach. ...Read more

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Will my torn maniscus in my knee ever heal?

Will my torn maniscus in my knee ever heal?

Technically no: Once the meniscus tears it typically doesn't heal. A majority of it has poor blood supply with little intrinsic healing capability. Even if the tissue remains torn it can stop hurting and as far as you're concerned it will be "healed". If the pain continues for more than 8 wks and especially if you have catching and locking, see a surgeon. A simple arthroscopy may relieve your pain. ...Read more

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How can I treat torn skin?

How can I treat torn skin?

Torn Skin Issues: "torn skin" or any break in the skin is at risk for infection. If the wound is superficial enough then a bandage with antibacterial ointment should be sufficient. If the wound is deeper, it might require more care such as oral antibiotics or even sutures to close it. If the wound oozes pus, has an intense odor, or is red/inflamed, it is important to have it looked at by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear a torn contact for a day or two?

Is it okay to wear a torn contact for a day or two?

NO!: A torn or damaged contact can injure the cornea without you even knowing it's doing that! Not a good idea! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How long does a torn rotator take to heal on it's own?

See details: Tears, especially complete tears, do not heal on their own. Partial tears often improve with time. ...Read more

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Will a compression sleeve help with a torn rotary cuff?

Will a compression sleeve help with a torn rotary cuff?

Rotator cuff: I would think no anatomy shoulder and torn muscle highly unlikely any real pain relief nor improvement in function. ...Read more

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Ab injury, think it's torn drs can't find anything been multiple tests.Been using ice for relief for weeks its been months of pain. Any more I can do?

Ab injury, think it's torn drs can't find anything been multiple tests.Been using ice for relief for weeks its been months of pain. Any more I can do?

See a: PHYSIATRIST (EXPERT in MUSCULOSKELETAL disorders!) for an EXACT DIAGNOSIS.. Even a "tear" of an abductor or abdominal (AB) muscle should be feeling better by now!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more