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Types of meniscal tears and their remedies?

Types of meniscal tears and their remedies?

See below: Meniscal tears are described by the meniscus involved (medial or lateral), the portion of the meniscus involved (for example, posterior horn tear is in posterior part of meniscus), and further characteristics of the year itself (partial, complete, degenerative, bucket handle, etc.) ...Read more

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How do meniscal tears cause sudden locking?

How do meniscal tears cause sudden locking?

Tear is loose piece: The piece can flip into positions that prevent the joint from fully opening or closing - thus locking it. ...Read more

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What's a meniscal tear?

What's a meniscal tear?

Knee meniscus: Meniscus tear webmd: causes, symptoms, and treatments
www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/meniscus-tear-topic-overviewsep 10, 2010 – a meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, c-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci. .. ...Read more

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Can a tore meniscal lead to cellulits?

Can a tore meniscal lead to cellulits?

Not by itself: A torn meniscus is deep within the hoint and should not lead to cellulite. However, swelling related to an acutely torn mensicus could make the overlying tissues susceptable to cellulitis. ...Read more

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Should I avoid physical activity if I have a meniscal cyst?

Should I avoid physical activity if I have a meniscal cyst?

Yes.: Stay away from activities that cause pain or swelling. Consult your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can your meniscal cartilage heal on its own with enough time?

Can your meniscal cartilage heal on its own with enough time?

No: Meniscal tears usually do not heal because the blood supply is poor. Only peripheral tears which tend to be unstable have a potential for healing because these tears occur in a zone with good blood supply. However, because these tend to be unstable, patients have surgery because of significant knee symptoms. ...Read more

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Are degrenerative meniscal tear ever operated on?

Are degrenerative meniscal tear ever operated on?

Meniscus tears: If the tear causes mechanical symptoms such as pinching and catching or locking, and you have failed conservative care, then yes. Typically you would try physiotherapy, anti inflammatory medication, activity modification and injections prior to surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat lateral meniscal cyst?

How to treat lateral meniscal cyst?

Arthoscopic: Decompress cyst by intra articular decompression or open cystectomy and repair of any abnormality plus or minus antibiotics and steroids. ...Read more

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Any information about an meniscal tear cure?

No: Although we are always working to improve care, we have not developed a way to repair or fix all meniscal tears. The meniscus itself is part of the problem as its healing potential is low. We just don't have great ways of manipulating biology yet. Luckily, we can treat the pain and symptoms that they cause in the mean time. ...Read more

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Does grade 3 meniscal be treated without surgery.?

Does grade 3 meniscal be treated without surgery.?

Probably, but would: Depend on your symptoms and examination findings, and your response to the conservative measures.
Remember the meniscal tissue does not heal because of not having any blood supply (in the commonest areas where they tear). So any improvements you might feel, would most likely be short lived. More than likely these are treated surgically. ...Read more

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What is a meniscal tear and how long should it take to heal?

What is a meniscal tear and how long should it take to heal?

Torn cartilage: The meniscus is a cartilage which lives between the bone of your thigh and shin. It acts as a shock absorber and can tear. Very small tears may heal, others may require surgery to repair or remove the tear. ...Read more

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Can you use hyaluronic acid injections for meniscal injuries?

Can you use hyaluronic acid injections for meniscal injuries?

No help for meniscus: Hyaluronic acid (ha) is currently only indicated in the knee for the treatment of certain degrees of osteoarthritis (oa). Viscosupplementation has become increasingly popular over the past two decades. The indications will continue to evolve as more clinical studies are completed. ...Read more

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What happens to old medial meniscal tear not treated earlier.?

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What happens to old medial meniscal tear not treated earlier.?

Not much: While a meniscus that is torn can sometimes tear a little further, the tears can also stabilize and settle into a position that no longer causes pain or problems. A meniscus tear that doesn't cause pain is one that should be left alone. A meniscus tear itself does not cause arthritis or any other problems. Let pain be your indicator and guide. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have inflamed plical band and a meniscal tear?

YES, both possible: Both a plica and meniscal tear are common knee problems and may occur concomitantly. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to heal/soothe a meniscal tear faster?

Heal a meniscal tear: Depending on the type of meniscal tear you have, healing naturally varies. If it is a recent injury, recommend RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). You can also use an over the counter anti-inflammatory (Motrin or Aleve). Recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. If it the injury is older (>4 weeks), it will likely not heal on it's own. Either way, recommend evaluation by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an inflamed plical band as well as a meniscal tear?

Sure: I think the meniscal tear is more common
if an MRI shows a meniscal tear then that's probably the etiology for your pain
i would think that most likely you can calm down an inflamed pelican with ice, nsaids or a local cortisone shot. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to have my meniscal cartilage surgery after I've been diagnosed?

It depends...: Whether you need surgery or not depends on what are your symptoms, the type and location of the meniscal tear. Typically, surgery is indicated sooner than later if you have significant mechanical symptoms (like catching, locking, giving way, and swelling), if you are a young patient, and most importantly, if your pain and disability precludes you from walking or other activities. ...Read more

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Is there a picture somewhere that shows the displacement of a meniscal root? I am trying to found out as much information.

Is there a picture somewhere that shows the displacement of a meniscal root? I am trying to found out as much information.

AAOS. Org: The american academy of orthopedic surgoens webite is a wonderful resource for patients and doctors. It has well researched information. ...Read more

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What does displacement of the meniscal root mean? Does that mean a tear at the root if so how is that fixed with surgery? Please help

What does displacement of the meniscal root mean? Does that mean a tear at the root if so how is that fixed with surgery? Please help

Loss of hoop stress: The meniscus has lost it's normal stability. Could be from degeneration or a peripheral tear. It can be sutured and tightened. ...Read more

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Can a cortisone shot fix a meniscal tear?

No: A cortisone shot can sometimes give temporary relief but it does not repair the tear or help it heal. ...Read more

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Are para meniscal cysts and baker's cysts the same?

Are para meniscal cysts and baker's cysts the same?

Cysts: These are different. Bakers cyst is fluid build up in the back of your knee and a parameniscal cyst is usually on the side of the knee and connected to a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Do bone tumors cause meniscal tears?

Do bone tumors cause meniscal tears?

Trauma=meniscal tear: Usually trauma to the knee causes meniscal tears (cartilage tears) which can degenerate over time causing symptoms of pain, swelling, locking, and popping. An MRI is a good test to diagnose a meniscal tear and an orthopedic consult may be needed. Bone tumors of the femur or tibia are very rare. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a meniscal cyst? Will I need an arthroscopy?

What is the recovery time for a meniscal cyst? Will I need an arthroscopy?

Let me explain: Let me start with question, did you have mri, if you have it will if the meniscus torn or not.
There is two they could address your question.
1-if the meniscus is not torn they could take the cyst out by small incision, that will not require arthroscopy.
2-meniscus torn (positive mri) yes you need arthroscopy. ...Read more

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My MRI say that I have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. Does that mean a tear?

My MRI say that I have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. Does that mean a tear?

Most likely yes.: The meniscus is "rooted" to the top of the shin bone or tibia at the front and back or anterior and posterior, respectively. Usually root tears occur at the posterior attachment. ...Read more

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What special test are done for a positive meniscus tear? What is a displaced meniscal root? Is that a tear please help

McMurray's test.: A McMurrays test can be done in the office, which give you an idea if there is a meniscus tear. Usually an MRI is required to confirm it. A meniscal root tear, is actually a detachment of its insertion point in the back of the knee. Acts like a tear, though. ...Read more

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My MRI says that I have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. Does that mean I have a tear? Where is the meniscal root anyway?

My MRI says that I have a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root. Does that mean I have a tear? Where is the meniscal root anyway?

Meniscal root: The meniscal root is where the meniscus attaches to the top of the shin bone. Most often, when an MRI shows an abnormally positioned meniscal root, the implication is that there's a tear. However, it is possible the abnormal position could be an anatomic variant, meaning it's just the way you're put together. This is where putting together your examination with the MRI helps lead to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Does that mean that the meniscus it torn? What do it look like? Please help

What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Does that mean that the meniscus it torn? What do it look like? Please help

Possible tear: Mri is 95% sensitive in detecting injuries to the meniscus. Displacement on the MRI and symptoms/physical exam consistent with a meniscus tear should be assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon experienced in sports medicine and/or arthroscopy. Surgery can be performed to repair the root, but is difficult, less successful in knees over age 30 and not as straightforward as a "routine" scope. ...Read more