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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Where is the medial colleteral ligment in your knee? Is the instability in your knee cause for concern? Like possible a tear?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have a swollen knee and also have extreme burning pain in the knee joint? Is a root tear the same as a displacement of the root?
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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