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What is a medial meniscus displacement? What can be done to fix the displacement?

What is a medial meniscus displacement? What can be done to fix the displacement?

Out of place: My guess: displacement means it is pushed/displaced from its original location from some type of injury/trauma i.E a tear. If it is slight and not causing pain, you may not nee to do anything. If it is causing some discomort, motrin/aleve and physical therapy/knee rehab may help. If still persistent, you may need to see an ortho for a possible surgical correction.
Consult your doc...
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Can a medial meniscus displacement get worse if nothing is done? Does swelling cause increased pain? Please help

Can a medial meniscus displacement get worse if nothing is done? Does swelling cause increased pain? Please help

Yes to both possibly: Meniscal tears can certainly get worse as the tear propagates or continues to catch at the torn edge against the moving surfaces of the femoral and tibial joint surfaces. The swelling is the knees normal response to injury. Swelling causes the pressure sensitive fibers within the joint capsule to send pain signals to your brain. Most, but not all, mensical tears eventually requireintervertebral. ...Read more

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Is a displacement of the medial meniscus root a tear? What kind of damage is being done every time the knee clunks?

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 more

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What exactly is a medial meniscus displacement shown on an MRI mean?

Should see ortho: Medial meniscus is a common site of knee injury. Think of it as a shock absorbing cushion inbetween the two long bones of the leg. Depending on extend of damage or displacement treatment involves rest, therapy, or arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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What is a medial meniscus root displacement?

What is a medial meniscus root displacement?

Please see the pic: Medial meniscus root displacement? When the meniscus tear happened in the attachment to the knee and get out it is place. It could happened to medial and lateral meniscus. ...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 medial meniscus displacement mean that there is a derangement at that menicus? How is it fixed the displacement?

Does a medial meniscus displacement mean that there is a derangement at that menicus? How is it fixed the displacement?

Surgery: Unless the tear is very small, the meniscus often does not heal. Surgical repair or removal may be required. ...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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What does a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.

What does a medial meniscus displacement mean in the knee? I had an MRI and that is what it showed.

Knee Medial Meniscus: This is a painful condition of a ligament that helps stabilize your knee. It signifies a tear or stretching of the ligament, that may be due to arthritis or trauma. Usually, laparoscopic surgery and repair is curative if "watchful waiting" is unsuccessful. ...Read more

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The medial meniscus is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

The medial meniscus is displaced how can that happen? What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement?

Knee locking: There is most likely pain also. This is a surface that allows the knee to move smoothly. It is usually associated with a tear from a trauma. ...Read more

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

Does a slight superior medial meniscus root displacement mean that their 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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What does the medial meniscus displacement look like? I have been trying to find it on the internet without success.

Displacement: The meniscus is a pad between the bones in the knee that keeps the bones from touching, essentially. Yours means that it has moved from its normal position and is probably causing you a lot of pai. You could not tell by looking at it from the outside and sometimes an orthopedic surgeon has to fix this surgically. ...Read more

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Does a superior medial meniscus displacement need arthroscopic surgery to fix the problem? Please help and explain.

Does a superior medial meniscus displacement need arthroscopic surgery to fix the problem? Please help and explain.

Orto: Meniscus is cartilage in your knee. Helps cushion your knees. May need surgery depending what your symptoms are such as your knee locking swelling or pain. Also depends on how active you are. ...Read more

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Displacement of the medial meniscus etiology unclear seen on MRI what am I suppose to do I am having pain medial of the knee? Know that their problem

Displacement of the medial meniscus etiology unclear seen on MRI what am I suppose to do I am having pain medial of the knee? Know that their problem

Talk with your doc: If I am not mistaken you have been asking much the same question for some time now
in short your medial meniscus is probably severely damaged you probably need arthroscopy to remove the damaged portion and hopefully you will do great afterwards
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I have had a MRI of the knee. It showed a displacement of the medial meniscus? Still having painful clicking and catching throbbing all the time?

I have had a MRI of the knee. It showed a displacement of the medial meniscus? Still having painful clicking and catching throbbing all the time?

Consider surgery: You may have to consider surgery. A displaced meniscal tear cincase pain and the clicking you are desribing. Depending on the location of the tear, surgery involves either trimming or repairing the tear. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What can be done for a displaced meniscus or extrusion of the medial meniscus? I was told to live with it but I can't please explain and help me

What can be done for a displaced meniscus or extrusion of the medial meniscus? I was told to live with it but I can't please explain and help me

Conservative: At your young age this can be treated with injections including viscosupplementation as well as an unloaded brace if you have a thin leg. Other options are low impact exercise, physical therapy, weight loss, nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can be done to treat a grade 2 signal on posterior horn of medial meniscus?

What kind of exercises can be done to treat a grade 2 signal on posterior horn of medial meniscus?

Any exercise: By exercising your are not directly treating the meniscus but improving the conditioning and strength of the lower extremity. This will reduce the likelihood of knee injuries and subsequent meniscus injury. When exercising focus on core/hip/knee/leg/ankle. ...Read more

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I have tears (medial meniscus) in both knees that need repaired. Can I get both knees done at the same time?

Maybe: Talk to your Orthopedist about this option. It depends on the type/extent of planned surgeries, your general health and other medical conditions, and how much support you have at home. One recovery / rehabilitation time is always better than two--unless Dr is concerned you will not do well "favoring both legs" at the same time. ...Read more

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I recently got MRI of my knee done. The result was " grade iii (a) tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus" please guide me?

See Orthopedist: A tear of the posterior medial meniscus, the most common area of occurence, may well need arthroscopic surgery - you should consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be done if a knee MRI comes back negative but the patient is still having problems? Can a MRI miss a medial meniscus tear? Please explain

MRI: Mri can under estimate joint surface cartilage changes that cause pain. Referred pain from vascular or sciatic etiology may also be the culprit. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...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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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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Medial meniscus injury is where?

Medial meniscus injury is where?

Let me explain: In the knee on the inside part of it. Thank. ...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