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What causes a complex tear of the medial meniscus?

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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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?

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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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 had a meniscal repair for a buckethandle tear of the medial meniscus about 4 months ago. My knee is a little swolen and sore after sports. Is it ok?

I had a meniscal repair for a buckethandle tear of the medial meniscus about 4 months ago. My  knee is a little swolen and sore after sports. Is it ok?

Depends: Some degree of improving soreness or swelling after repair is normal; I would just make sure your surgeon is aware as it might also be a symptom if the repair has not yet healed. ...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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