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What can I do if my torn meniscus hurts at night, does this mean i need surgery?

What can I do if my torn meniscus hurts at night, does this mean i need surgery?

Likely: If you have reproducible joint line pain, swelling, or decreased range of motion you will likely require surgery. I'm assuming you have a tear on mri. If the pain prevents you from staying active follow up with your orthopedist ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more


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What can I do about a torn meniscus that is getting worse after my knee gave out?

What can I do about a torn meniscus that is getting worse after my knee gave out?

Be seen: If you have a known meniscal tear and your symptoms are getting worse after your knee "gave out", I would definitely be seen. Your tear may have progressed, and some tears can be repaired before more " damage" is done. I would see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss in detail your options. ...Read more

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What could I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

Don't aggravate it.: Anti-inflamatories may help too. Continued heavy weight bearing will aggravate it like sports, especially those with quick lateral movements like tennis. ...Read more

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What should I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

What should I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

Meniscus tear: While you can do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support and surround your knee, these will not lead to healing of torn cartilage/meniscus. Avoid high impact and twisting/pivoting activities. Best option is to fix the torn meniscus surgically. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a torn meniscus how do I stay in shape?

What to do if I have a torn meniscus how do I stay in shape?

Avoid Impact: Biking, swimming, elliptical and other nonimpact aerobic activities are better than running and jogging. The knee sees three times your body weight with just walking so you can imagine how much more that would be with the added force of running or jogging. The less impact you put through the knee, the less stress you put on the meniscus and cartilage and the less likely you will have pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a torn meniscus in my knee?

What to do if I have a torn meniscus in my knee?

Unable to answer: More details are needed in order to answer your question. ...Read more

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What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion. ...Read more

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