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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the ...Read more


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Do you think I have a partial tear instead of a complete tear if my knee is only weak on one side?

Do you think I have a partial tear instead of a complete tear if my knee is only weak on one side?

Not really: Weakness to one side does not sound as much like an acl injury. It sounds more like an mcl or lcl injury depending on which side it is buckling on. The acl is more involved in a rotational pivoting restraint than a buckling one. A partial acl tear should really feel like a normal acl except a touch looser. It should not be weak on one side or the other. ...Read more

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How does one know if they have a torn meniscus? I had a MRI and it said i a displacement if the meniscus root does that mean a tear of the meniscus?

How does one know if they have a torn meniscus? I had a MRI and it said i a displacement if the meniscus root does that mean a tear of the meniscus?

You have a tear: Your MRI has confirmed your presumed symptoms of sharp based pain typically medially or posteriorly based made worse with bending twisting or pivoting. Gonna probably need surgery... ...Read more

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How can a meniscus get displaced after having surgery? I had a MRI and that is what showed. Does that mean a tear? Please help

How can a meniscus get displaced after having surgery? I had a MRI  and that is what showed. Does that mean a tear? Please help

Meniscus: You can certainly have a retear of the meniscus or failure of fixation if the meniscus was repaired. Sometimes on the mri, the lateral meniscus will have excess excursion called a wrisberg variant. Without seeing your MRI or knowing what they did previously, it's hard to predict what is going on with the meniscus. I'd recommend seeing a sports surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a tear on cervix?

What does it mean if I have a tear on cervix?

Delivery?: It's coming for there to be a tear on the cervix after delivery, but are you speaking about a tear on the cervix when you haven't a just delivered a child? That could be due to trauma secondary to intercourse. Or it could mean the cervix is friable due to infection. An examine your doctor seems warranted. ...Read more

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If a MRI says that I have a displaced medial meniscus does that mean I have a tear of the meniscus? I have been having painful clicking and catching

If a MRI says that I have a displaced medial meniscus does that mean I have a tear of the meniscus? I have been having painful clicking and catching

Most likely, yes: A "displaced meniscu"s really means a displaced meniscus tear. Displacement cannot really happen without the meniscus having been torn. Usually the meniscus tears in the "white zone:, called so because it lacks a blood supply and therefore cannot heal. Occasional, ly , tears occur in the "red zone" and can be sewn together; time is of the essence in the repair of "red zone" tears. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms of a pinched lateral meniscus to settle. Does this term mean I have a tear? I had surgery in July for this.

How long does it take for symptoms of a pinched lateral meniscus to settle.  Does this term mean I have a tear?  I had surgery in July for this.

Days to Weeks: Usually your symptoms should resolve very quickly after surgery. If you ate still symptomatic 6 months later, you should have a re-evaluation. You may need PT or other treatment. ...Read more

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What does a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.

What does a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.

Knee Medial Meniscus: This is a painful condition of a ligament that helps stabilize your knee. It signifies a tear or stretching of the ligament, that may be due to arthritis or trauma. Usually, laparoscopic surgery and repair is curative if "watchful waiting" is unsuccessful. ...Read more

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My MRI says that I have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. Does that mean I have a tear? Where is the meniscal root anyway?

My MRI says that I have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. Does that mean I have a tear? Where is the meniscal root anyway?

Meniscal root: The meniscal root is where the meniscus attaches to the top of the shin bone. Most often, when an MRI shows an abnormally positioned meniscal root, the implication is that there's a tear. However, it is possible the abnormal position could be an anatomic variant, meaning it's just the way you're put together. This is where putting together your examination with the MRI helps lead to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my MRI says that I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus is shown do I need surgery?

What do you suggest if my MRI says that I have a horizontal tear in the body of the lateral meniscus is shown do I need surgery?

Yes, if...: If you have meniscal tear symptoms ( pain, catching , swelling) esp. w / twisting , pivoting or squatting and the MRI is well done than knee arthroscopy can be very helpful for horizontal, cleavage tears of the lateral meniscus. This type of tear is commonly seen w/ Bakers' cysts.See an experienced arthroscopist. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I learned today that I have a slight case of distal hypospadias. What does this mean and what should I do?

I learned today that I have a slight case of distal hypospadias. What does this mean and what should I do?

?Treatment necessary: Many mild cases of hypospadias, especially those diagnosed later in life require no treatment, i.e. If urination and sex are both satisfactory, and male has already had children. If in doubt see a pediatric or reconstructive urologist. Yes, hypospadias in adults is usually managed by pediatric urologists. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a considerable amount of tissue in my stomach?

What does it mean if I have a considerable amount of tissue in my stomach?

Clarify: If you are eating tissue paper, you may have picca. If you are referring to bodily tissue, i would ask the provider who informed you of this. ...Read more

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Hello what does it mean if i have some tear drop cells ?

Hello what does it mean if i have some tear drop cells ?

A "few": are 'normal" but many "tear drop" cells means alteration of the red blood cell architecture in the bone marrow or spleen and is associated with HEMOLYTIC anemia! Speak with your Primary Care Provider (or Hematologist) if this finding is associated with ANEMIA (LOW blood cell count) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have burning in a sprain knee?

What does it mean if you have burning in a sprain knee?

Usually just an : Usually type of pain reaction due to local inflammation from injury. Sometimes, if a break in the skin, you may have to watch out for infection of skin or even infected bursa of which there are several of these fluid filled sacs about the knee that can also be involved. Watch out for any red streaks moving up leg or fever or any increasing heat, swelling, redness or pain in knee then see pcp. ...Read more

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