My wife has 6 week old medial meniscus root tear in knee (mri). Symptoms have been unique. No pain in knee but thigh and ankle muscles seize up if she walks 50ft+ or sits for 60mins. Any advice/ideas?
Therapy. Not every meniscus tear needs surgery. I would rec physical therapy for this as a first step.
See Knee Specialist. Symptoms seem significant and may require surgery to correct. Best approach in that case is minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. The orthopedic surgeon who is a knee specialist can best serve you with an exam and opinion.
What can be done if a knee MRI comes back negative but the patient is still having problems? Can a MRI miss a medial meniscus tear? Please explain
Yes. Yes it can miss about 8-10% of the meniscal lesions, as well chondral lesions are generally missed, rather frequently. I would advise you to see your orthopod who can examine you and then decide on the diagnosis. Good luck. Read more...