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How long after can I return to soccer after a partial medial meniscus removal?

How long after can I return to soccer after a partial medial meniscus removal?

Generally after 6 -: Weeks but discuss with your surgeon who did the surgery, as there might have been associated lesions that he might have noted, or treated, which in themselves might require you to give it more time, to heal completely.
Good luck. ...Read more

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When can I return to sports after a partial medial meniscus removal?

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When can I return to sports after a partial medial meniscus removal?

Soon: A well performed arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy does not damage anything and merely removes a painful mechanical tear. As soon as the knee calms down and overall strength has returned, return to sports is safe. This can be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months, depending on the person. It can be very quick, but variable depending on situation. ...Read more

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I just had the posterior half of the medial meniscus removed I'm a trauma nurse how long before the pain lessens?

I just had the posterior half of the medial meniscus removed I'm a trauma nurse how long before the pain lessens?

Depends: It depends somewhat from person to person. Most of the perioperative pain from the surgery should be gone by 2-4 weeks and then you should usually be a lot better. If you are 56 years old and had a partial menisectomy and still have pain 12 weeks or more after your arthroscopy, I suspect you might have had some underlying chondromalacia as well. Thank you. ...Read more

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Does a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root need surgery?

Meniscus: If symptomatic then the answer would be yes. Not all meniscus tears especially partial ones require surgery. However please understand that the meniscus has very poor healing capacity on its own. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Maybe: A finding of a tear on MRI does not mean you need surgery. The key to determining if you need surgery is reproducible pain that prevents you from performing the activities that you enjoy. Swelling is another factor that would indicate that surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

It depends: It depends on whether it is causing enough symptoms to warrant surgery. Many small tears seen on MRI are related to degenerative changes in the meniscus and do not require surgery. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus posterior horiz' oblique tear. Repair or partial menisectomy? Can it self heal, how can I help it? Is timing critical? 46yo fit male.

Medial meniscus posterior horiz' oblique tear. Repair or partial menisectomy? Can it self heal, how can I help it? Is timing critical? 46yo fit male.

Partial meniscectomy: Most tears in this region have poor blood supply and likely will not heal, even if sewn back together. Partial meniscectomy will give the fastest, most reliable result, with fe long term implications. Timing not that critical. ...Read more

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Hello sir, im suffering from a knee pain, instability in walking. Its partial ACL tear, with grade 1 signal in posterior horn of medial meniscus?

Hello sir, im suffering from a knee pain, instability in walking. Its partial ACL tear, with grade 1 signal in posterior horn of medial meniscus?

See doctor: If you are feeling acute knee pain, and instability in walking, this needs to be looked at more closely by a physician, and evaluated further. You seem to know the diagnosis, and your doctor must've discussed your prognosis, and treatment. Depending on the size of the tear will determine your healing rate. You may need pt too, and wear an ace knee support. Your doctor knows best. ...Read more

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Knee MRI shows complete rupture of acl, inner margin tear of medial meniscus posterior horn and body w/mild partial thickness. What's usual treatment?

Knee MRI shows complete rupture of acl, inner margin tear of medial meniscus posterior horn and body w/mild partial thickness. What's usual treatment?

ACL injury: You'll likely need surgery. I usually recommend to my patients to get a second opinion and research your orthopedic surgeon before committing to surgery for ACL and meniscal repair. ...Read more

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Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy? Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Can post medial meniscectomy pain give pain only to lateral side of knee after 6yrs meniscectomy? Fresh MRI shows medial meniscus retear in remnant?

Knee pain: This should not be the cause of your lateral knee pain and there is likely a new pain generator, which could be IT band syndrome, fat pad impingement, or patellofemoral pain if MRI did not show any significant finding in the lateral meniscus or articular cartilage. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had a menisectomy on my medial meniscus about 2 months ago. Lately it has started hurting on the posterior lateral side.?

I had a menisectomy on my medial meniscus about 2 months ago. Lately it has started hurting on the posterior lateral side.?

Arthritis?: Posterolateral pain can be from multiple sources. Osteoarthritis, lateral meniscus tear, tendinitis, referred pain from low back, etc. Working with your physician or physical therapist to get more answers would be wise. ...Read more

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Ruptured posterior root of the medial meniscus means what?

Torn cartilage: There is torn cartilage in the posterior knee joint. This can cause swelling, pain, and even "locking" of the knee joint. An orthopedic surgeon can view the MRI and determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.

Depends: Upon your symptoms and the level at which you function. If you are very active and unable to participate in desirable daily activities consult an orthopedic surgeon for repair. ...Read more

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Does a extruded medial meniscus towards the posterior root need surgery? Is this a tear? Please help

Does a extruded medial meniscus towards the posterior root need surgery? Is this a tear? Please help

Yes: Yes, you will likely need arthroscopic surgery. The meniscus is torn and displaced. It will likely cause problems if you don't take care of it. Thankfully the surgery is fairly minor. ...Read more

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What does medial meniscus with extrusion mean? It also says rupture of the posterior root is this a tear?

What does medial meniscus with extrusion mean? It also says rupture of the posterior root is this a tear?

Extrusion: Meniscal extrusion refers to cartilage extending beyond the tibial margin. Basically, a piece of cartilage is where it shouldn't be.

This can result from several pathologies, such as:

--presence of development of cartilage disruption and osteoarthritis

or, in your case:

--meniscal tears: can occur with many tears, but especially root tears

Time to see an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help

Extrusion: Extrusion refers to the medial meniscus extending past the end of the tibia the bone that it rests on, radiographically on your MRI. Don't worry, your Orthopaedic Surgeon will help you with this. Please stay calm and see Ortho. ...Read more

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I have a radial tear at the junction of the body and posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is that 1 or 2 tears? I have 2 diagnosis.

One!: It is a single radial tear located in the posterior 1/2 of the MM.
See your Orthopod for a possible scope surgery to get this tear trimmed.
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I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?

I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?

See a orthopedist: You need to be seen and evaluated by a knee specialist. At you age, conservative care should be tried first. If the cartilage thinning is significant and conservative care doesn't help, surgery will be needed. There are options, but an evaluation will help determine the best ones for you. ...Read more

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Mri says medial meniscus extruded and attenuated into the posterior root does this mean a internal derangement and a tear. Please explain?

It sounds: Like a meniscal root tear, a tear that occurs where the meniscus attaches to the tibia along its posterior margin. The meniscus may become displaced (extruded). This may require surgical repair, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I was told I have a posterior root rupture of the medial meniscus measuring 1.2 x 1.4 cm is the serious? I am having surgery in the morning.

I was told I have a posterior root rupture of the medial meniscus measuring 1.2 x 1.4 cm is the serious? I am having surgery in the morning.

Well: You need your surgery now any surgery has risks. So the surgeon will talk to you and explain the risks. But you will need to be corrected and then rehab ...Read more

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Does avulsed medial meniscus the same as an extrusion? Is the extrusion the same as displace medial meniscus of the posterior root? Explain please

Ok: Avulsion describes an injury pattern when something has been "pulled off". Displacement means that it has moved from its normal position. An extrusion describes a certain type of displacement in which the inner part has displaced beyond the outer part. Theses are terms that are easier to understand visually. I would encourage you to go through your films with your doctor and for understanding. ...Read more

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I have both a tear in the body of medial meniscus and a vertical tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is this common? Will surgery be re

I have both a tear in the body of medial meniscus and a vertical tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is this common? Will surgery be re

Meniscal Tears: Medial meniscal tears are common in the knee. The type you describe is the most common tear, affecting both the body and posterior horn. Surgery is an option if you continue to have pain along the inner part of the knee and, especially, if you have mechanical symptoms (locking or catching of the knee) during range of motion. ...Read more

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What to do if my MRI says I have poorly defined tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.?

What to do if my MRI says I have poorly defined tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.?

You have a tear: The radiologist is just hedging their bet typically on the dictation and cannot make a definitive diagnosis based on what they see on MRI. In other words you have a tear, but it is difficult to tell how bad or if it is low or high grade. ...Read more