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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

Mensicus tear: Meniscus tears are usually caused by twisting injuries to the knee. As we get older, then amount of energy needed to tear a meniscus decreases as the properties of the meniscus change. Complex tears involve injuries in multiple planes of the meniscus rather than one single tear. Older individuals will often have these types of tears and degeneration in the knee likely plays a role. ...Read more

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

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

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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Does a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root need surgery?

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

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

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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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?

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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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

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

Early OA: In someone who is 57 yrs this is really a sign of early osteoarthritia a knee "scope" with debridement of the torn meniscus might help quite a bit for awhile repair of what you describe is not an option imho discuss in detail with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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