Top
10
Doctor insights on: Treatment For Torn Cartilage

Share
1

1
What is the definition or description of: torn meniscus?

What is the definition or description of: torn meniscus?

Torn cartilage: 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 need surgery to fix. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Frederick Buechel
326 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

Knee: Evaluation and treatment by competent surgereon. Sometimes bracing and physical therapy is first step. Also we talking meniscus? Which ligaments? Anterior cruciate worst( sports). There is medial, lateral and posterior ligaments. These plus muscles hold knee together. Meniscus is your cushion. But if torn, not all cases need surgery. Who made this diagnosis. See orthopedic surgeon for answers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Can a cortisone inj. Be long term cure for torn cartilage in the wrist or will it mask it for a couple of months. As my specialist suggest ulnar short?

Can a cortisone inj. Be long term cure for torn cartilage in the wrist or will it mask it for a couple of months. As my specialist suggest ulnar short?

Let me explain: Steroid injection it will not cure torn cartilage in any place, it give relief of the inflammation in the wrist area sequence to torn cartilage. If he suggests ulnar shorting it must a good reason for that. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How effective is arthroscopy for fixing torn cartilage in my knee? I am an athlete and want the best possible treatment for my injured knee. Is arthroscopy going to allow me to return to full function, or should I opt for traditional surgery?

Very effective: There are two basic types of cartilage in your knee--the meniscus (between the bones) and the articular (covering the bones). "torn cartilage" usually refers to a torn meniscus. Arthroscopic surgery is very reliable for resolving symptoms like catching, locking and giving way. Recovery is typically short with no long term restrictions. Complications are infrequent. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
When do you recommend a tkr? I have torn cartilage & ligament(s), some osteoarthritis, but i'm only 32. Avoiding ligament surgery, would be 2nd time.

When do you recommend a tkr? I have torn cartilage & ligament(s), some osteoarthritis, but i'm only 32. Avoiding ligament surgery, would be 2nd time.

Advanced arthritis: (1 of 2) if you have instability as a primary problem i would recommend ligament reconstruction. Now if arthritis or poor alignment of the knee exists as well then consider osteotomy in addition ot the ligament reconstruction to address arthritis/instability/alignment of the extremity. Discuss acl graft options with your surgeon as well. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What can I do for torn cartilage and a torn ACL without having surgery? (no insurance)

What can I do for torn cartilage and a torn ACL without having surgery? (no insurance)

Rehab!: Although neither torn cartilage nor a torn ACL will typically heal, some patients may have satisfactory outcomes with nonsurgical treatment. Middle-aged to older individuals and those that usually do not participate in activities that require sprinting and/or cutting may successfully use rehabilitation/pt to overcome these injuries. A brace can add stability to the knee. Pt will be worth the cost. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Is it unusual for my hips to hurt after having hip arthroscopy done to repair torn cartilage?

Is it unusual for my hips to hurt after having hip arthroscopy done to repair torn cartilage?

2-12 weeks of pain: Hip arthroscopy causes postop discomfort of a mild to moderate nature that progressively improves within the first 2-12 weeks. Discuss expectations of pain resolution with your surgeon as he/she will know best what you should expect based upon the exact injury and treatment rendered. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
I'm supposed to get arthroscopic surgery on my knee (torn cartilage)--is this advisable?

Torn cartilage: Generally speaking, knee arthroscopy is an excellent method of treating a symptomatic torn meniscus--one that has mechanical symptoms of locking, painful clicking, buckling, etc. If you are asymptomatic, then a scope should be considered later after conservative treatment. Should have a positive exam to have a scope. ...Read more

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