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.

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Is surgery necessary when a MRI says that you have a medial meniscus displacement?

Yes. Presuming that you have pain, which would have prompted the mri, then you should have surgery, it won't repair itself. The surgery is easy, done laproscopically, which means minimally invasive and quick healing.. Read more...

If a MRI says that I have a displaced medial meniscus does that mean I have a tear of the meniscus? I have been having painful clicking and catching

Yes. A displaced meniscus means there is a tear of the meniscus and a portion of the torn meniscus has moved away from its normal position. This is a common cause of clicking and catching. Read more...
Most likely, yes. A "displaced meniscu"s really means a displaced meniscus tear. Displacement cannot really happen without the meniscus having been torn. Usually the meniscus tears in the "white zone:, called so because it lacks a blood supply and therefore cannot heal. Occasional, ly , tears occur in the "red zone" and can be sewn together; time is of the essence in the repair of "red zone" tears. Read more...

What does Mri report conclusion degenerative abnormalities within medial meniscus, superimposed inferior sufacing tear that may be complicated, mean?

Finding, not a diagn. Degenerative abnormalities (without further specifying what those changes are) constitute a finding, not a diagnosis. Many things cause arthritis of the knee. The medial meniscus is the "cushion" of the knee. It can be affected by wear & tear, but can appear abnormal on MRI in people with NO SYMPTOMS at all. Discuss your symptoms & MRI images w/ the ordering doctor or use HealthTap Prime to review. Read more...

Mri shows oblique tearof the medial meniscus body which reaches the free edge...does this mean surgery for me? Is this a big tear?

Surgery an option . Debridement or limited partial removal of a torn meniscus is one of the most common Orthopaedic procedures performed. Not all meniscal tears, however, require surgery. Pain and mechanical symptoms thought due to the tear that persists for 6-12+ weeks despite adequate and appropriate nonoperative treatment (rest, ice, ace wrap, NSAIDs and therapy) makes a strong case for arthroscopic intervention. . Read more...