Probably. In general, meniscus tears do not heal. As stress across the injured area persists, a small tear can propagate in to a bigger one, much like a crack in the windshield of a car. This may vary with the location and type of tear and the type of activity the knee is enduring. If symptoms persist, treatment is recommended.
Yes... The mensical tissue in our knee can wear out like your favorite pair of jeans... Or it can tear as the result of an injury. Once torn, most tears will not heal... But many will not hurt after a period of rest. If you chose non-surgical mgmt, there is always a risk the tear will become larger... But that , in and of itself is not a good reason to consider surgery.
Torn meniscus. Yes a torn meniscus can continue to tear over time if not properly treated.
I had a knee scope to fix a torn meniscus in february. I still had pain 6 months later so I had another MRI which showed another tear on the other sid?
They're not uncommo. Meniscal tears are common. When you say you had another tear on the "other side", i think you are referring to the medial versus lateral meniscus as opposed to right versus left side. This additional tear may or may not be causing your symptoms. The best way to know is to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon familiar with knee problems. Your original surgeon may be a good place to start. Read more...
Not uncommon. Like many parts of the body, the knee is a complex structure with small tolerances. When you have meniscal repair on one side of the knee, this may produce some slight mechanical changes in the knee with walking and other activities which can result in additional stress on the other side of the knee. This stress may also produce another meniscal tear. Discuss the findings with your Doctor. Read more...