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What Are The Uses Of Coxcomb Injections For A Meniscus Bursa Condition
Variable: About 3 to 6 weeks with rest most of the time. ...Read more
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Did you have an arthroscopic menisectomy (removal) or repair? In my patients that have an isolated meniscal repair i suggest riding a bike at 4-6 weeks with a high seat.
If a menisectomy is performed recovery may be faster, and with a meniscal transplant things progress slower. You should ask your physician for info on their protocol... ...Read more
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections are not indicated in situation of a meniscal repair and lateral release.
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is used for arthritic knees only. ...Read more
9 weeks post meniscus repair. Was doing great and began to use it more. Pain has returned and now swelling. Do i hurt it?
Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?
Should I have a cast for oestochrondritis dissecans in the UK? I am a teenager and have had meniscus tears and pain. Think it is this disease!
Orthopod evaluation: is what you need, first to confirm the diagnosis, or another diagnosis, and directs you well through a treatment plan, as for the osteochondritis dissecans which you believe you have, please keep your joint at rest as much as you can and avoid stressing your knee, whether you need a cast, that's yet to be decided by the orthopod, there is no single treatment that fits every case, got to be customized ...Read more
I am a runner but have a meniscus tear, my doctor thinks it’s degenerative from use, and age. Is that true?
If there is still minor swelling a week after a cortisone injection for a meniscus tear, has the treatment attempt failed?
Hard to say:
A meniscal tear will not heal, but a cortisone shot may help decrease the swelling
sometime it takes a week or so to have the
swelling go down
realistically the onlly way to cure the problem is to do an arthroscopic meniscectomy. ...Read more
I have torn meniscus for 3 months and the doctor said i need surgery, i didn't do the MRI scan, i feel pain if i use the stair, do i need the surgery?
This is going to be my 3rd knee surgery and 2nd ACL and meniscus reconstruction. What type of graft should I use?
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What kind of knee brace should I use i till I have MRI for what my dr thinks is a torn lateral ligament or meniscus please?
Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?
Knee Problems : You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections. Why ? At age 35 you are young to have degenerative changes. Complications covers a lot of things and usually implies that things didn't go as planned. If you have pre-existing arthritis then you are going to need to deal with that. Are you overweight? Really we need more information. ...Read more
If I have a complex tear through posterior horn & posterior junction zone of the medial meniscus left knee, can I use elliptical machine for 3 minute?
I would not: The concern would be that it could make the tear worse or even just make it more symptomatic. Probably not a good idea. ...Read more
Been diagnosed with a meniscus tear in my knee, been told no high impact sport for 4 weeks as I am a gymnast, it sometimes hurts, should I use crutches?
You do not need : Crutches however if you are a gymnast with a meniscus tear of any sort typically the only treatment with persistent pain would be arthroscopy and menisectomy or possibly repair. Most meniscus tears of significance need surgery. Certainly an MRI can help delineate the size and type of tear and whether it needs surgery. I would see and otthopaedist. ...Read more
Will steroid injection in need help torn meniscus of knee? X-ray has been taken but no MRI of me knee.What are side effects and negatives of steroids?
May help pain , but: A steroid injection in your knee may help your knee temporarily but will not resolve your meniscus tear. In fact, some injections can "mask" the pain you are having from your tear and it's possible to tear it worse! see an ors for exam, and possibly MRI and or arthroscopy and get it 'fixed'! good luck! ...Read more
Knee pain and goes backwards when I walk. Had meniscus tears since 3 years ago and had pain since. Have a knee brace and crutches already, should I use them or Should I go to hospital? Is it anything to worry about. Swelling and pain.
Meniscus tears: This doesn't sound like an emergency that would require you to go to the hospital. It would be reasonable to use the knee brace and/or crutches to stabilize the knee for now, and make an appointment to see your orthopedist. With your prior history of knee surgery, you may have meniscus tears again. It also sounds like your knee is hyperextending, suggesting ligamentous laxity. ...Read more
I have arthritrse with bone on bone. I recently twisted my knees and the MRI say a possible tear in meniscus. But the orthopedic specialist says he would not trim the meniscus tear because of my bone on bone condition and suggested synvisc. Is that a ri
I twisted my knee and heard a big loud pop when bowling. Just went to Dr. To get the MRI results. Complex meniscus tear w much cartlidge gone. He gave me a cortisone injection, but also mentioned I would likey end up needing knee replacement. I'm so conf
I have a torn meniscus and hypothyroidism, arthritis, gout my sedimtary condition led to blood clots - DVT &pe & various other prob. No ins. Anyhelp sug?
You need help: You have quite a few medical problems that will require on-going care. You really need help. Check with your doctor or hospital's social worker to determine what programs you might qualify for. Perhaps medical assistance? If your income is too high for that, you surely would qualify for the new "obamacare" subsidies. You may be amazed to discover how affordable health care may be for you. ...Read more
Can a untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus injuried by twisting/stumbling at work. Er visit with MRI showed bakers cyst, went back to work and had constant pain, difficulty squatting kneeling had cortisone injection, worked for short time, back to
Tear causes cyst: The internally injured knee protects itself by increasing the lubricating fluid production. The fluid created from an injury or cartilage wear when significant, can leak out the back of the knee and take up space between the calf and hamstring muscles making the area full or swollen. This can lead to posterior pain, decreased motion. Treat internal problem to stop the fluid production. ...Read more
85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?
If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more
Many ways: Twisting injuries typically cause a meniscus tear. However, as we age, degenerative tears can also occur. Surgery is usually only indicated for acute injuries where the exam, symptoms, and MRI suggest that the meniscus tear is causing pain, or the torn tissue is blocking full range of motion. ...Read more
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. It is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more