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Doctor insights on: When Do You Need An Artificial Meniscus

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Dr. Robert Gluck Dr. Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
35 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Perlman Dr. Perlman
Orthopedic Surgery
54 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Can a meniscus be replaced?

Can a meniscus be replaced?

Yes: A meniscus can be replaced with an allograft (from a human donor cadaver) but there are criteria for doing it. If you have arthritis in the area, then it won't work. Most surgeons feel that there is an age limit. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What is a pinched meniscus?

What is a pinched meniscus?

Bone spur.: That's a vague term. It could be getting pinched by a bone spur, or a loose body in the knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik Dr. Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
14 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How does a meniscus get torn?

How does a meniscus get torn?

Many ways: Twisting injuries typically cause a meniscus tear. However, as we age, degenerative tears can also occur. Surgery is usually only indicated for acute injuries where the exam, symptoms, and MRI suggest that the meniscus tear is causing pain, or the torn tissue is blocking full range of motion. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Is it possible to fix meniscus?

Is it possible to fix meniscus?

Yes.: Depending on the type of tear. Some can be surgically repaired. Some can't and have to be trimmed out. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar Dr. Husar
Neurology
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What you do for a turn meniscus?

Depends: Depends on the patient's age, the severity of the tear and whether there is instability of the knee. All these factors need to be known whether physical therapy, surgery or reconstructive surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Can a displaced meniscus be fixed?

Yes.: Depending on the exact type of tear, it potentially can be repaired or removed. Your surgeon would make that determination. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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How to tell if i tore my meniscus?

How to tell if i tore my meniscus?

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Fink Dr. Fink
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How does a meniscus get displaced?

How does a meniscus get displaced?

Usually it tears: The meniscus is a gristly cartilage that asked to distribute weight across the joint. It becomes more fragile with age and can tear so that the fragments flipped into and out of the joint. If the tear involves the rim of the meniscus, near the capsule, the entire meniscus can flip across the joint. This is called a bucket-handle tear and can keep the joint from moving completely (locking). ...Read more

Dr. David Bennett Dr. Bennett
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are ways to tear your meniscus?

What are ways to tear your meniscus?

Rotational force on : Most tears of the meniscus occur from a rotational force on the knee joint. Surprisingly, this force does not need to be that great to cause a tear of the meniscus. Perfect example is sitting cross legged(indian style), is enough force to tear it. ...Read more

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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How can you treat a damaged meniscus?

How can you treat a damaged meniscus?

Depends: It will depend on the degree of damage. If it is not fully torn, you may be helped by physical therapy, brace wearing, gait retraining etc. If it is fully torn and there is a lot of arthrtis, your best bet would probably be surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Milam Dr. Milam
Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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How is an extruded meniscus repaired?

Meniscus : I am not sure exactly what you are talking about. You can tear a meniscus. To fix this problem, you need to have a "knee scope". The torn meniscus can either be repaired or removed depending on location of tear. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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How can I tell if my meniscus is torn?

How can I tell if my meniscus is torn?

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. It is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What to do in meniscus torn at the age29?

C knee specialist: A symptomatic tear requires an arthroscopic removal or repair. Don't wait, 2 young 2 ignore it. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Considine Dr. Considine
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do you tear your meniscus on purpose?

Not Likely!: I can't imagine anyone wanting to tear the meniscus in their knee on purpose. Quite painful and significantly debilitating in the short term depending on the extent. Usually one tears their meniscus by accident while trying to go one way and their knee going awkwardly in another direction. For example, like planting your foot and twisting in the opposite direction for a kick. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Hajnik Dr. Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
14 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How do you know of you tore your meniscus?

Mechanical symptoms: You will usually feel pain and experience swelling after a twisting injury of the knee. You may also experience popping, locking, or catching. ...Read more

Dr. Joyce Fiedler Dr. Fiedler
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I think I tore my meniscus but I don't know.

Knee pain: Having experienced this myself not too long ago, I can tell you that you may have pain when bending the knee, trying to do a full squat, or going up and down stairs. You may be pain free when running on a flat surface so a small tear can be deceiving. Get an evaluation to rule out the need for surgical intervention, and get a physical therapy consult. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Katz Dr. Katz
Sports Medicine
25 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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May have torn my meniscus. What should I do?

May have torn my meniscus. What should I do?

See your Physician: If you think you have torn your meniscus your should be examined. Your primary care may feel comfortable making that diagnosis by exam or may order an mri. If you do have a meniscal tear at your age you would be best treated with an arthroscopic surgery done by an orthopedic surgeon. To avoid further injury avoid twisting and squatting, and use ice to help with the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Luks Dr. Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
26 years in practice
New York Medical College
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How could you tell if you torn your meniscus?

Depends...: Many people with torn menisci have no symptoms at all... Most do not experience much discomfort with walking... A few do. The most painful activities typically associate with a meniscus tear include kneeling, squatting, pivoting and twisting. Some may also experience giving way or locking if the piece is torn piece is large enough. ...Read more

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Dr. David Bennett Dr. Bennett
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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How can you tell when you tear your meniscus?

How can you tell when you tear your meniscus?

Pain in the knee: Few things for diagnosis of meniscal tear including, clicking of the knee when trying to move it, the knee is stuck in one position and will not move, pain right over the joint line on either the inside or the outside of the knee, and swelling are all common. ...Read more