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What Does Superior Displacement Mean
In psychiatry,: Getting mad at the boss, coming home and screaming at the family is an example of displacement: throwing emotions not at their cause, but at a convenient target. ...Read more
Meniscus injury: The anterior and posterior meniscal roots are the sites where the knee meniscus attaches to the central tibial plateau. Your symptoms of locking and buckling sound like the symptoms of a torn meniscus. The meniscus, a cartilage in your knee that acts as a "shock absorber" between the two bones can be torn in various places. Sounds like you had a tear at the root. ...Read more
Most likely yes: Often there is not consistent terminology used when reporting MRI results. Different words describe the same thing. The meniscus root is where the meniscus is solidly attached to bone in the front and back of the knee. Meniscus root injuries usually occur at the back attachment point. If this root is "displaced", it likely means that there is a tear allowing the root to move out of position. ...Read more
It could hurt: The meniscus like moon shape have two attachment one in the back and one in the front. When the meniscus loose one of these attachment we call displacement, this usually happen by itself or with injury to other structures of the knee from inside. Good luck. ...Read more
How does a meniscus get displaced in the first place? Does a displacement mean a tear in the root? Please explain
What does a slight superior meniscus root displacement mean? Does it mean a tear at the meniscus? Treament options if any?
Depends: Are you looking at MRI report? Superior means top and root is at the back attachment of the meniscus. The meniscus does have mobility and can move in relation to the position of the knee. If the meniscus is displaced from the capsule then yes, it could be a tear. Swelling, localized joint pain, locking or giving way are signs of possible meniscal problems. Treatment depends on how it effects you. ...Read more
What does displacement of the meniscal root mean? Does that mean a tear at the root if so how is that fixed with surgery? Please help
Loss of hoop stress: The meniscus has lost it's normal stability. Could be from degeneration or a peripheral tear. It can be sutured and tightened. ...Read more
Not disc related: TMJ dislocation, also known as "open lock, " describes a condition in which the patient cannot close his/her mouth after wide opening. This condition is not related directly or indirectly to anterior displacement of the disc. Dislocations develop most often in patients who have a history of chronic hypermobility. ...Read more
My MRI say that I have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. Does that mean a tear?
Most likely yes.: The meniscus is "rooted" to the top of the shin bone or tibia at the front and back or anterior and posterior, respectively. Usually root tears occur at the posterior attachment. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a grind test? Having a menisal roo displacement mean that the meniscus is torn?
Usually: The "grind" is a test typically with the patient laying on their belly and knee bent and the doctor presses down on the foot while grinding the knee. It is a simple aid and is not an absolute diagnosis. Occasionally a cartilage can roll but typically a displacement is from a tear. ...Read more
Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that their is a tear at the meniscus? Please explain.
Obviously you are referring to an MRI result
it the patient is symptomatic by symptoms and exam,
they will likely undergo arthroscopic. Evaluation and potential menisectomy
as recently as last week I performed an arthroscopy on a patient with firm physical findings but vague MRI findings
one must put the whole pic together and do whatever is necessary to get the patient better. ...Read more
Does a medial meniscus displacement mean that there is a derangement at that menicus? How is it fixed the displacement?
Surgery: Unless the tear is very small, the meniscus often does not heal. Surgical repair or removal may be required. ...Read more
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
What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Does that mean that the meniscus it torn? What do it look like? Please help
Possible tear: Mri is 95% sensitive in detecting injuries to the meniscus. Displacement on the MRI and symptoms/physical exam consistent with a meniscus tear should be assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon experienced in sports medicine and/or arthroscopy. Surgery can be performed to repair the root, but is difficult, less successful in knees over age 30 and not as straightforward as a "routine" scope. ...Read more
What does peritendinous thickening around the biceps tendon with anterior displacement of the biceps tendon mean?
Inflammation: When a tendon gets inflamed, you will often get an inflammatory tissue that forms around the tendon. Sometimes there is enough that it can push the tendon forward. So you have an inflammation of the tendon (tendonitis). If not treated correctly, this can lead to rupture of the tendon. ...Read more
What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Please explain this was seen on a mri? Does that need surgery to fix?
Does a displacement of the meniscal root just go away? I had a new MRI but it didn't show that. It showed a medial extrusion what does that mean?
Extrusion is basically the same thing as displacement - meniscus is considered extruded when it extends beyond the tibial margin. With meniscus extrusion, the meniscus is unable to resist circumferential stresses and cannot protect the adjacent articular cartilage from extra axial load.
Over time, this can lead to symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. ...Read more
When the radiologist writes a superior displacement of the meniscus root what exactly does that mean? I am thinking a tear but I really don't know
Yes: A meniscus root displacement describes a tear at the insertion site of the meniscus. Always get an orthopedists opinion on the films in addition to the radiologist interpretation just to confirm the diagnosis with a physical exam. ...Read more
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?
What are the symptoms of a meniscus displacement? Does it mean there is. A tear at the root? Is there a picture somewhere? Please help doctor
Let me explain:
Patient has interment looking of the knee because of the displacement beside and swelling.
The problem related to the attachment of the meniscus and the capsule of the joint. ...Read more
Ihave TMJ disc displacement with reduction if I open mouth 2, 3 times the clicks stops for a while and then back again! That mean the disk slips again?
Yes: Yes, when the disk moves, the joint sounds can change and be variable. ...Read more
I had plica removed about 5 months ago and just recently had a new MRI that revealed a superior displacement of the mensical root. What does that mean?
For info only not for treatment
plica are from the patella membrane incompletely resorbed during development and overuse and injury
not infrequently need treatment that can include physical therapy
including quad stretching exercizes and hamstring stretches
and or steroid injections or surgery
i am not an orthopedist a displaced root to me sounds like a meniscal tear. Need to discus with ortho. ...Read more
What does this mean? "L1-L2 level: left paracentral disc protrusion, contacts the traversing left L2 nerve root mild posterior displacement"?
It is telling you-: -that you have a disk protruding out from the disk space, & it is taking up the normal space that your L-2 nerve root needs to be happy. Also say the disk is pushing the L-2 root & pushing it back against the boney canal it is surrounded by. Now this is important if you have leg pain that matches theMRI reading. Some are asymptomatic so see a fellowship trained spine surgeon my preference=isortho ...Read more
Anterior ligmanet fibers attenuated mean? What is abnormal focal region of the articular surface of the medial tibial? Displacement mean tear?
In trigger finger, also known as steno sing, one of your fingers or your thumb gets stuck in a bent position and then straightens with a snap — like a trigger being pulled and released. If trigger finger is severe, your finger may become locked in a bent position.
Thank you. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?
Giving way: Meniscal tears usually cause mechanical instability. The primary symptom is buckling or giving out. A displaced meniscus can cause the knee to lock. The meniscal root is where it attaches either in the front or back of the knee. Depending on your age it can be repaired or removed but is almost always a surgical treatment. See a good orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
What could be wrong with my knee when the MRI says that I have a displaced meniscus root? No arthrtis shown please help displacement must mean tear?
Yes: Displaced meniscal root = tear of the meniscal root coronary ligaments which results in abnormal mobility of the meniscus, which can predispose to knee "locking" when the mobile root "flips" into the wrong place. ...Read more
What does a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.
Distal diaphysis of 3 mm displacement of distal fragment. No evidence of solid callus. .... What does this mean of a broken foot?
Depends on timing...: See a podiatrist for an evaluation and give specific dates for when the original injury occured and dates of treatments and x-rays. It may be a delayed union of the fracture. ...Read more
Does a displacement of the meniscus root mean that it is torn? Can the anterior cruciate ligament tear from twisting your knee while standing?
Yes: Displacement of the meniscus means to me tear, it is unlikely to tear acl from twisting action while stand. ...Read more