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What Is A Flipped Meniscal Fragment
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
See orthopedist: May need to be cleaned and smoothed out by scope procedure (out-patient). ...Read more
Yes.: Stay away from activities that cause pain or swelling. Consult your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
YES, both possible: Both a plica and meniscal tear are common knee problems and may occur concomitantly. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What special test are done for a positive meniscus tear? What is a displaced meniscal root? Is that a tear please help
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
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
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