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In my partial meniscectomy they found "1/2 CM area of superficial articular cartilage damage" what does this mean for my knee in activities + health?

Early Arthritis. At the young age of 20, this indicates very early and focal arthritis. The location of the defect (weight bearing or not) is also very important. I would limit load bearing excercises such as jogging. Bike, swim, and do eliptical instead. Supplements such as glucosamine and chondrotin sulfate may help, as well as a visco-elastic injection for cartilage nutrition. Check with your surgeon. 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...

ACL-deficient knee does a hypermobile lax acl exist without rupture? Can a lax hypermobile knee cause damage to the articular cartilage?

Loose joints. Hyperlaxity of the patella can lead to Patellofemoral joint damage of the knee. This usually occurs after repetitive patella dislocations or subluxations. ACL insufficiency usually does not occur in people w hyperlaxity. Albeit they may be more prone to a ACL rupture. I hope this info helps. . Read more...

I am physio andhave bilateral knee pain for 1 yr with effusion, some loss of articular cartilage in 3T MRI. Can rest for few days relieve symptoms and?

Not likely. We got to address the reason for your knee arthritis. Are you overweight? If so, you got to lose weight. In addition, consider the use of cane for long distances. Stationary bike and aquatic exercises might be better way of exercising. Consider use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAID and glucosamine. Consider knee intrarticular steroid or synvisc shot which could buy you some time. If this fails, do replace. Read more...