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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

Injury.: Usually a twisting/pivoting injury to the knee can cause that. Sometimes it could be a degenerative tear, without an injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
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Full thickness tear of the ACl and "Bucket handell tear of the medial meniscus. is it possible to not go into operation, and only conservative soluti?

Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
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Poss surgery: The bucket handle tear of the meniscus will likely cause you problems - should probably be dealt with via arthroscopic approach. The ACL tear can wait - do PT and make a decision later if you want to have an ACL reconstruction done. Not everyone needs ACL repair - talk to your doctor about the pros and cons. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
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Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Dr. Richard Popowitz
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Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Maybe: A finding of a tear on MRI does not mean you need surgery. The key to determining if you need surgery is reproducible pain that prevents you from performing the activities that you enjoy. Swelling is another factor that would indicate that surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root ?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Do i need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root ?

It depends: It depends on whether it is causing enough symptoms to warrant surgery. Many small tears seen on MRI are related to degenerative changes in the meniscus and do not require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Does a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root need surgery?

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Meniscus: If symptomatic then the answer would be yes. Not all meniscus tears especially partial ones require surgery. However please understand that the meniscus has very poor healing capacity on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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How long does a non displaced hairline tibial plateau fracture take to heal? Along with a slight tear of the medial meniscus?

Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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How long does a non displaced hairline tibial plateau fracture take to heal? Along with a slight tear of the medial meniscus?

12 wks: Tib plateau fractures take about 6 wks to be partially healed. I usually restrict any weight bearing for about 8 wks. At 12 wks things are getting pretty solid. Medial meniscus: depends upon several factors. Unable to answer based upon info provided. ...Read more

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Dr. James Shapiro
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I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?

Dr. James Shapiro
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I have a complex tear of my posterior horn medial meniscus at the root, tricompartmental chondral thinning and gout. What are my options?

See a orthopedist: You need to be seen and evaluated by a knee specialist. At you age, conservative care should be tried first. If the cartilage thinning is significant and conservative care doesn't help, surgery will be needed. There are options, but an evaluation will help determine the best ones for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Horn
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I was diagnosed with complex tear of medial meniscus last Oct by MRI. I twisted recently. I want surgery. Dr didn't order new MRI. Is this standard?

Dr. Thomas Horn
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I was diagnosed with complex tear of medial meniscus last Oct by MRI. I twisted recently. I want surgery. Dr didn't order new MRI. Is this standard?

New 1 not necessary: Having a torn meniscus is like being pregnant… You have it or you don't. Since your MRI already showed you have a tear, you should've had surgery then. Now it might be more torn, but you still need surgery. You're orthopedic surgeon would not need a new MRI scan… He would just proceed with the operation that you should've had after the first MRI. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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I have a horizontal oblique tear of lateral of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with complex tear in body of anterior horn of medial menicus

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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I have a horizontal oblique tear of lateral of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with complex tear in body of anterior horn of medial menicus

Arthroscopy.: You will most likely need arthroscopic surgery, if you are having symptoms in combination with those findings. ...Read more

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