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What Does Superior Displacement Mean
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
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
Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that their is a tear at the meniscus? Please explain.
Probably: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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
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
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?
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?
See below: 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
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
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