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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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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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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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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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Mri rpt medial meniscus slightly displaced degenrative tear thickened MCL complex what's the best treatment options i am47 yr old i will b very greatfl?

Mri rpt medial meniscus slightly displaced degenrative tear thickened MCL complex what's the best treatment options i am47 yr old i will b very greatfl?

Arthroscopic surgery: If this is symptomatic with pain, catching ; giving way, this is a sign that u r causing damage 2 ur articular cartilage ; should b scoped ; taken care of. Every time it catches there is some damage bing done. These r permanent changes ; u want ur joint 2 last a long time. ...Read more

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Had a complex medial meniscus tear 3 weeks ago. Still limping and pain around the joint. I don't see an orthopod for at least 6 months. How soon does it need to be see & will early arthoscopy be better?

Had a complex medial meniscus tear 3 weeks ago. Still limping and pain around the joint. I don't see an orthopod for at least 6 months. How soon does it need to be see & will early arthoscopy be better?

Torn meniscus: If you want to return to normal function sooner, you will need to be seen sooner. If it is truly torn, it is not likely to rtn to normal on it's own. ...Read more

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