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What Are The Uses Of Coxcomb Injections For A Meniscus Bursa Condition
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is derived from compound found in the comb of roosters. It's chief component is hyaluronic acid, which attracts water and at least theoretically promotes new cartilage to develop, thereby increasing "cushioning" in the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
BTB Allograft: Btb allograft.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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