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Walking On Torn Meniscus
Yes: The question is more likely will steroids make my knee stop hurting. Torn meniscus in someone in middle age is most likely degenerative in nature, in other words a component of the arthritic process. Reality is hard to know if the pain someone is having is only from the meniscus or from the overall degenerative joint disease. But a cortisone injection may help relieve the pain. ...Read more
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
Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is greater risk for arthritis. Every tear however cannot be repaired, and the tear pattern, location of tear, quality of tissue, and expectations of the patient need to be considered. There will be restrictions after surgery if the meniscus is repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn tendon: In short you will be able to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon. The problem is the support of your arch is gone thus the bones will gradually change position leading to arthritis. If you wait to long this can get very bad and take a long time to heal requiring surgery. I suggest you see a physician right away if you suspect a torn tendon. ...Read more
Depends on severity: This depends on the severity of injury. If you have a total tear of your deltoid ligament with associated ankle instability you may need surgery and/or an extended period of time immobilized in a cast. If it is only a partial tear you may be able to get back to athletics sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H/o medial meniscectomy 6yrs back,now pain on lateral side of knee?Fresh MRI show medial meniscus retear in remnant and PF wear?need Surgery again?
Arguable: Recent articles show knee exercises are as good or better than surgery for knee arthritis and meniscal tears treated with use and quad strengthening show almost the same results as surgery. If Aleve (naproxen) and good athletic shoes offer comfort, I'd avoid further surgery. Take Chondroitin daily and hope for the best. ...Read more
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?
Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet. If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tear of the ACL torn at the femoral attachment has horizontal orientation grade2 strain MCL contusions posterior tibia moderate sized knee joint effu?
Undisplaced fracture/bone bruise on posterior medial talus 3 week ago.Given ROM exercises and walking boot today,told to wear only when walking?Right?
Weight bearing: The boot is needed if you are weight bearing - walking or standing. Not needed if at rest or while your foot is elevated. ...Read more
Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments. Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex entire horizontal lateral meniscus tear no swollen locking catching knee can stairs climb up down+bend now pain on off can i wait arthoscopy?
You can wait: It you're not symptomatic and that knee isn't limiting the activities that you want you do, I would recommend waiting on arthroscopy as the risks of surgery would outweigh the expected benefit. If it starts bothering you more or if it is in fact limiting your activities, then consideration of surgery is reasonable ...Read more
Not often: Imagine the meniscus as having the shape of a crescent moon. The inner 2/3 has a poor potential for as it has no blood supply (necessary for healing). The outer 1/3 does have a blood supply and has the potential for healing. Surgery is often required to bring the torn meniscus together to allow for healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn left knee meniscus twice, torn right achillis tendon, and symptoms of right knee meniscus tear after mri, no trauma, what could be the cause?!
Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear. Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and tear from repetitive activities such as running basketball and other pseudotraumatic sports i would work a lot on strengthening and plyometrics to help prevent further problems. ...Read more
Duh!: Yes it will hurt some because it is surgery. But you wouldn't be thinking about surgery if your knee didn't hurt from the meniscal injury. The surgery is done arthroscopically and is a same day surgery. You are put to sleep. You will be given medications to help with post-op pain. You may be on crutches a few days if swelling is significant but will transition off quickly. Rehab starts soon. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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