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Torn Miniscus Treatment
I had a torn miniscus in 2008 that was repaired. About a year ago it started hurting on the back side. When i bend my leg it fills swollen?
Knee effusion: A knee effusion or swelling of the knee will cause pain and stiffness on bending. You should be evaluated by your orthopedist for the reason why you are swelling and to initiate treatment. In the meantime ice, elevation and anti-inflammatories may help for the pain and swelling. ...Read more
Yes but not reliable: Although meniscal tear can be diagnosed by clinical exam, MRI is the mainstay. Clinical exam alone usually miss 30% of cases and in complex knee problems, this is even worse. Besides, clinical exams cannot determine the location, shape, or length of a meniscal tear. These factors are important in treatment decisions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like any surgical --: Procedure, it'll hurt but this incisional pain gets better all the time. Your pain from the torn meniscus will be eliminated, after the surgery. You'll need pt afterwards. You'll be getting pain meds for a couple of weeks. A month or so later you'll be glad to get rid of the meniscal tear symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Good operation: Of all arthroscopic operations, the one with the best and most predictable outcome is meniscal surgery. However, if your meniscus is torn, it may be a heralding sign of advancing degenerative change within the knee. There is no knee operation associated with a quicker recovery then a partial meniscectomy. Meniscus repair surgery takes a longer time to recover, but preserves the meniscus. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Bakers' cysts are ubiquitus.As people age they become more common because the knee developes more arthritic change and the menisci lose their water content and tear more easily.A meniscus tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and the increased joint fluid your body produces leaks out(to form the popliteal or bakers'cyst).See your ors.Good luck! ...Read more
I had surgery 7 weeks ago for a torn miniscus and he shaved some arthritis. The pain is worse and it's swollen,My ankle is really swollen?
Call your surgeon: That is he most important thing to do. ...Read more
Does torn miniscus necessarily mean tkr. Torn in r knee 3weeks before tkr l knee. Surgeon says not sure it would end pain to just scope miniscus.
Torn meniscus: All people that have knee arthritis have a complex tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. A knee scope will likely not fix your problem as the symptoms you are having are likely the result of your degenerative arthritis and not the meniscus. The meniscus tear is a result of the altered biomechanics from the arthritis. ...Read more
I have a torn miniscus.For the last 9 moths it has not troubled me until 2 days ago when i twisted my knee while exercising; now it is clicking with every step. I am taking meloxicam (7.5mg 2 x day) since this happened; I have only moderate pain. Will a
Meniscus tear: Advise u see your orthopedic surgeon & soon. ...Read more
Best exercise to do for myself. I have a torn miniscus and osteoarthritis in my knee. And planter faciatis in my foot.
I am planning for arthroscopic knee surgery for medial meniscus tear.I have heard they will trim of torn miniscus, isn't it reason for early arthritis?
No: Having surgery does not cause arthritis in and of itself. Injuring your knee/tearing the meniscus may lead to arthritis whether you have surgery or not. Once the meniscus is torn it (the torn part) is not functional. The reason for surgery is to eliminate pain and/or mechanical symptoms (locking, catching). You may develop arthritis in future from injury, not the surgery itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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