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What Is A Flipped Meniscal Fragment
Is a displaced meniscal root considered a tear in the meniscus? Is a displaced meniscal root a diagnosis on a mri? Please help explain
Yes: The root of the meniscus get torn and displace into the joint. ...Read more
What does a displacement of the meniscus root mean? Is a ACL sprain considered a tear? Unable to straighten knee could it be patella femoral pain?
Knee issues: Root of the meniscus is the part which attaches to the bone, if it is displaced then it is probably torn,.Yes Acl sprain indicates a partial tear of some of the millions of fibers can that make up the entire Acl ligament. Inability to straighten ones knee completely has many reasons. If you have a recent onset of that u need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Does a medial meniscus displacement mean that there is a derangement at that menicus? How is it fixed the displacement?
Yes : Meniscus tissue can tear by one of two ways: trauma or degeneration. In the traumatic tear, symptoms are sudden and related to a twisting injury. In the degenerative tear, the onset of symptoms is more subtle and the pain more sporadic. Either type of tear is best addressed by an orthopedic surgeon. An MRI is likely the best way to image this problem. ...Read more
Is a displacement of the medial meniscus root a tear? What kind of damage is being done every time the knee clunks?
Something slipping: In the knee there is both a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus. The meniscus is cartilage and it can tear and it can slip. Slipping can be felt as you suggest but other things can cause a clunk like the patella - the kneecap. Imaging studies can actually show slippage. Does your knee lock. Locking is a common complaint of meniscus tears. To tell if you have damage you need evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Root tear: Yes a tear of the meniscus root is a tear. This is often repaired to preserve the function of the meniscus. You can search for meniscus root tear and find several images online as well as the repair. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a grind test? Having a menisal roo displacement mean that the meniscus is torn?
Usually: The "grind" is a test typically with the patient laying on their belly and knee bent and the doctor presses down on the foot while grinding the knee. It is a simple aid and is not an absolute diagnosis. Occasionally a cartilage can roll but typically a displacement is from a tear. ...Read more
How is a displaced meniscus tear from its attachment of the rim of the knee structure fixed? Please explain or can it be fixed?
Repair is better: Although not always possible, meniscal repair is better. The meniscus is needed to protect the articular cartilage of the knee. Meniscal repair is only possible when the tear involves the vascular portion of the meniscus. Small tears or those in the non-vascular portion of the meniscus, are not amenable to repair. ...Read more
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