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Torn Miniscus Treatment
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
I have mild osteoarthritis in my knee with a torn miniscus. I stood on the leg alone and something moved/snapped in the back knee and I lost stability?
A torn meniscus can-: - be made worse with minimal loading of the knee. Now it may be displaying or catching and the giving way causes the muscles to let go & hence the feeling of instability. Consult with your orthopedic surgeon. ...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
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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 more
I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure, and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?
You did not mention: Where your torn meniscus is, shoulder or knee? Parameniscal cysts suggest the knee. I would trust that your orthopedic physician has recommendations for treatment, as injuries such as meniscal tears do not ever go away. They weaken your knee in a chronic way and do not typically heal on their own (like most cartilaginous injuries). Please see your orthopedic physician right away. ...Read more
My mom was diagnosed with sciatica, and a torn meniscus, what can she do for it, what sort of treatment?
Physical therapy: Physical therapy is the most important treatment for these problems. It has been shown to slow or stop progression of the problem. Other treatments include arthritis medications, wedge insoles, taping of the knee, injections, and surgery. Regardless of what other treatments are used physical therapy should be part of the treatment. ...Read more
Need arthroscopy: Usually arthroscopy can fully determine and often treat a torn meniscus. Mri might be interpreted incorrectly and often a surgeon will either find the MRI not representing what they see during video arthroscopy. The ulcer however should be better explained as it can be due to a number of causes and treatment will vary depending on the cause. Find an orthopedic specialist who treats athletes. ...Read more
Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?
Usually surgery: If a meniscus is known to be torn and causing pain and problems it is probably best to have your knee scoped and the cartilage either repaired or trimmed off. There are reports of injections such as prp being used for meniscus tears but there is not any good evidence that it will help. ...Read more
After doing pt for bad flare up of torn meniscus twisted it during a workout been painful since. Wait how long before considering other treatments?
Knee surgery: Assuming you have an MRI documented meniscal tear, and you have tried PT without improvement I think you should have a frank discussion with your surgeon about the risks and benefits of meniscal surgery; whether it needs to be resected partially (partial meniscectomy) or repaired. ...Read more
Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion. ...Read more
A stroke on 6/4/12 had in-patient therapy came home and fell torn meniscus on effected right side. Should surg be done?
What is best excerse for torn meniscus that can't be repaired because of arthritis is hydro therapy good what kind of excerise can I do to help pain?
Lower impact: Low impact exercises that emphasize repetition and endurance would be best. Good examples include walking, exercise bicycles, ellipticals, stair master. Use pain as your guide. Regularly stretching is also good for flexibility and range of motion. ...Read more
Limped due to a torn meniscus since age 12 have brace that helps with pain but still cant walk without limp I did physical therapy but it didn't help?
Lots of options: Sometimes it can be as easy as leaving it alone and doing some exercises to help the knee joint unload. Other times it might involve surgery. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to assess your status. There have been some recent advances in the stem cell therapy that might be helpful in healing the tear rather than cutting it out in surgery. Look into regenexx. ...Read more
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