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What is the treatment for a tear in your cartilage in your knee called?

What is the treatment for a tear in your cartilage in your knee called?

It depends: When the cartilage surface is the injured part it is called an osteochondral injury. However, patients will also describe meniscal injuries as "cartilage tears" which is incorrect but a very common description by patients. The menisci are the soft tissue shock absorbers in the knee between the bones and are frequently what "tears" inside the knee. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Where is the medial colleteral ligment in your knee? Is the instability in your knee cause for concern? Like possible a tear?

Where is the medial colleteral ligment in your knee? Is the instability in your knee cause for concern? Like possible a tear?

On the inside of the: Knee, see picture. Yes instability cause a lot of concern because it lead arthritis. The medial colleretral ligament on the medial side. ...Read more

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What can be done about a tear in your meniscus in the knee?

What can be done about a tear in your meniscus in the knee?

Surgery: Surgery is indicated, and depending on the location of the tear and the quality of the tissue, a repair or a meniscectomy (removal of the torn portion) is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for septic joint of the ankle? What is recovery time like? Is your ankle placed in a plaster or other bracing? The symptoms?

What is the treatment for septic joint of the ankle? What is recovery time like? Is your ankle placed in a plaster or other bracing? The symptoms?

Septic joint: Symptoms are pain and swelling, maybe fever. Septic arthritis is a serious condition. Diagnosis is made by aspirating joint fluid, then checking it for wbc, bacteria and doing a culture. Prolonged antibiotics are required. Splinting the joint is desirable. ...Read more

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What is the hospital treatment for a hairline fracture in your knee?

What is the hospital treatment for a hairline fracture in your knee?

Depends: Unfortunately it depends on where the hairline fracture is located in your "knee". The knee includes 4 different bones (femur, tibia, fibula, and patella.) typically any hairline fracture is treated with a reduction of use. This may include using crutches to limit or eliminate weight bearing. You need to see your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and recommendation based on your fracture. ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

No: Surgery should be the last resort. I recommend trying injections first-prednisone or synthetic joint fluid (like synvisc) can be helpful. The only indications for surgery are pain and inability to move. ...Read more

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Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Suggest eval: Its hard to tell what's causing the pain. With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology. If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable. ...Read more

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What happens to you if there is an infection in the knee joint under the capsule?

What happens to you if there is an infection in the knee joint under the capsule?

Unsure?: By your quesiton, I am unsure. However, if you believe you have an infections in your knee, anywhere, please see a doctor immediately and have it examined and appropriately treated. Knee infections are very serious and the sooner it is treated, the better. Don't delay. Get seen! ...Read more

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What is the correct treatment for arthritis in the knees for a 60yr old woman?

What is the correct treatment for arthritis in the knees for a 60yr old woman?

See details: It depends on the severity of the involvement. Options included physical therapy and exercises, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids, steroid injections and injectable lubricants. ...Read more

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In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a tear of the iliotibial band at the hip?

What is the treatment for a tear of the iliotibial band at the hip?

IT band tear: It would depend on the severity of the tear but in most cases this is treated conservatively with physical therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a displaced meniscus? Is a displacement the same as a medial extrusion? Please explain

What are the symptoms of a displaced meniscus? Is a displacement the same as a medial extrusion? Please explain

Meniscal tears: A displaced meniscus tear can cause clicking, catching, and locking. A displaced tear may be displaced into the center of the joint which will be more symptomatic. An extruded meniscus is displaced out of the joint and itself does not cause pain but the joint space narrowing can cause pain. Removal or meniscectomy of an extruded meniscus usually does not relieve pain. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for a meniscus tear in the knee?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for a meniscus tear in the knee?

Anti inflammatories: Anti inflammatories or nsaids are usually the best to treat pain from menus all tears. The two types available over the counter are Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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If an awkward fall is taken and a pop is heard, followed by pain on the inside of the knee does that indicate a tear of the MCL?

If an awkward fall is taken and a pop is heard, followed by pain on the inside of the knee does that indicate a tear of the MCL?

Not always: There are a number of structures on the medial aspect of the knee that could potentially be injured in a fall. A detailed scam and possibly an MRI can uduLly tell the specific nature of the injury. ...Read more

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What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

Allow them a : Chance to heal, wearing a brace or cam walker boot, if they can't heal properly, surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

NSAIDS: If arthritis is what you have been diagnosed with, then what kind is it and trying simple tylenol (acetaminophen) first for pain control or nsaids such as advil or aleive especially if there is any inflammation. If no benefit seek medical consultation so a proper regimine can be assessed for you. ...Read more

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What is the preffered first line of treatment for a toe with arthritis, limited mobility, and no cartilage in the joint: a cheilectomy or a MTP fusio?

What is the preffered first line of treatment for a toe with arthritis, limited mobility, and no cartilage  in the joint: a cheilectomy or a MTP fusio?

Great toe: Treatment depends upon amount of damage to the articular surface .. Fusion of mtp is a bigger surgery , and is necessary if the joint Has a lot of wear . It is very effective towards resolving the pain you have . A cheilectomy which removes bone spurs is unlikely to help in the face of significant joint wear ...Read more

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Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Meniscus - surgery: You are quoting detailed anatomy inside the knee, likely from an MRI report. It describes a tear in the meniscus cartilage, which lines the inside of the knee so bones can glide against each other smoothly. This usually needs surgery to correct, but the surgery can be done through a tiny incision with a scope. Find more info @ http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a meniscus tear in the knee?

What is the typical recovery time for a meniscus tear in the knee?

It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy and removal of a torn piece of meniscus, the recovery is generally very rapid. If a repair is performed, the recovery is slightly longer. If there is osteoarthritis present, the recovery and theresults are less predictable. ...Read more

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