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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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Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help

Is a rupture of the posterior root of the medial meniscus with extrusion mean a tear of the medial meniscus? Please help

Extrusion: Extrusion refers to the medial meniscus extending past the end of the tibia the bone that it rests on, radiographically on your MRI. Don't worry, your Orthopaedic Surgeon will help you with this. Please stay calm and see Ortho. ...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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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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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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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 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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I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

A lot depends: On severity of your symptoms and progress since the injury. Definitive surgical treatment is menisectomy. You should discuss with orthopedic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

How does someone tear their medial meniscus?

Many ways: Twisting when knee flexed @ about 30 degrees, worse if u r struck from the side in this position. Twisting in a deep knee squat, again worse if struck while in this position. Also, twisting while walking on uneven ground. There r more ways but these r common mechanism of injury. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a root tear to have a displaced medial meniscus?

No.: It can be a bucket handle tear, that can displace and give you a locked knee. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

Surgery: Because meniscus tissue is cartilage and has a poor ability to heal, the standard treatment is an arthroscopic meniscus repair or meniscectomy. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus tear, does it heal?

Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

Is a medial meniscus root displacement a tear or not? Please explain

Yes yes: To answer this again yes it is a tear and it can be treated surgically you should really see and discuss this with an orthopedic surgeon fact to face to get this problem delt with best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that there is a tear at the meniscus? Please explain.

Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that there 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 more

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I had medial meniscus tear repaired 4 1/2 months ago, I still have pain and a knot where the repair was, it is painful to the touch, is this normal?

No: No not really normal to have pain so far after surgery. I would schedule a Followup with your surgeon to discuss directly. Repeat MRI may be of benefit. ...Read more

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What does medial meniscus of the posterior root mean when it says extruded an attenuated? Does this suggest a tear? Please explain I need help in pain

Medial meniscus. : The meniscus serves as a cushion within the knee. Your findings may suggest that your meniscus is either worn down (from wear and tear) or torn. Regardless, there does seem to be some pathology there which requires attention. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for medial meniscus tears?

Depends...: Treatment of meniscus tears depend on your age, the type of tear, the amount of pain you are having, if you have any other issues (arthritis, ligament injures). Not all tears require treatment --- only some tears require treatment. Some can be treated observation, rest, activity modification, some tears will feel better with therapy, and others may require surgery. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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How should I treat a grade 2 intrameniscal tear within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus?

Quad strengthening: Most grade 2 intrameniscal tears do not cause significant pain. There is more of a likelyhood that you have hamstring and pes tendinitis (which sits in the same region as the meniscus). It is likely you are limping and favoring the knee (hyperextending), causing more pain in the hamstrings. With quad exercises, most of those symptoms will resolve. No need for knee arthroscopy. ...Read more

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Fit 59 y o f : parrot-beak tear post horn of medial meniscus. Swelling / pain intermitt x 5mo. Recs for specific nonsurg options — exercises?

Fit 59 y o f : parrot-beak tear post horn of medial meniscus. Swelling / pain intermitt x 5mo.  Recs for specific nonsurg options — exercises?

Surg best: Unlikely that non surg will do it here with a parrot beak tear which is unlikely to heal on its own

Discuss arthroscopic surg with your orthopedic surgeon it is pretty likely to help a lot. ...Read more

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Linear tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, was painful few weeks ago, now it feels is getting better can this be possible is good or bad?

Linear tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus, was painful few weeks ago, now it feels is getting better can this be possible is good or bad?

Yes: Symptoms related to a meniscal tear can improve with time depending on the type tear that is present. A linear tear as you have described is just such a tear. You may be able to treat this conservatively and never require surgery. A "bucket handle" tear on the other hand typically does not get better with time. None will actually "heal" with time. ...Read more

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What does Mri report conclusion degenerative abnormalities within medial meniscus, superimposed inferior sufacing tear that may be complicated, mean?

What does Mri report conclusion degenerative abnormalities within medial meniscus, superimposed inferior sufacing tear that may be complicated, mean?

Finding, not a diagn: Degenerative abnormalities (without further specifying what those changes are) constitute a finding, not a diagnosis. Many things cause arthritis of the knee. The medial meniscus is the "cushion" of the knee. It can be affected by wear & tear, but can appear abnormal on MRI in people with NO SYMPTOMS at all. Discuss your symptoms & MRI images w/ the ordering doctor or use HealthTap Prime to review ...Read more

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I need a question explained is a medial meniscus root displacement considered a tear or not? What kind of physical exam do they do to determine a tear

See below: Hi welcome this sounds like a meniscal injury. It is often called a bucket tear. With med. Meniscal injury you have a positive mcmurray test. You immobilize the knee in flexion and do medial and lateral stresses and check for deformity or pain or a click ery difficult test to perform. ...Read more

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How to treat an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus?

Arthroscopy.: Generally speaking, arthroscopic knee surgery can take care of that for you. ...Read more

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I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, what is the treatment for that?

It depends: Arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus if the tear is in a location that can be repaired or excision of the loose piece of the meniscus if the symptoms are that of pain, clicking or giving out of the knee. If you are not having any significant problems you can choose to leave it alone till symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was having a Cortizone shot a bad idea for a medial meniscus tear?

Probably not: It is very common for someone your age to have a degenerative meniscus tear. There's a good chance you have arthritis as well. An occasional cortisone injection (max. 3/year) can relieve pain and inflammation. There are other injection options. I would only recommend a knee scope (arthroscopy) if you have persistent and significant swelling or if the meniscus tear is "locking" the joint. ...Read more

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I've a Grade 3 tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus. What would you suggest me to do.

Depends: Upon your symptoms and the level at which you function. If you are very active and unable to participate in desirable daily activities consult an orthopedic surgeon for repair. ...Read more