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Treatment For Torn Cartilage
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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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