What are some of the treatments for medial meniscus tears?

Depends... Treatment of meniscus tears depend on your age, the type of tear, the amount of pain you are having, if you have any other issues (arthritis, ligament injures). Not all tears require treatment --- only some tears require treatment. Some can be treated observation, rest, activity modification, some tears will feel better with therapy, and others may require surgery. Talk w/ your doctor.

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What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

Surgery. Because meniscus tissue is cartilage and has a poor ability to heal, the standard treatment is an arthroscopic meniscus repair or meniscectomy. Read more...

I've a grade3 tear in posterior horn of medial meniscus, I'm taking phisiotherapy treatment. Will it heal?

Unlikely, medical... ..tissue is avasccular & does not have great healing ability. PT can help with Ur acute ssx, but the tear is there just waiting 4 the proper movement of the knee 2 raise it's ugly head again. Avoid deep squats, cutting 2 the side of the tear. It can happen in bed @ nite, sleeping alone. Has an ortho Cn U yet, if not it would B a good idea. . Read more...

Mild degenerative signal posterior horn medial meniscus without tear. What exactly does this mean for treatment for a young athlete?

@ Ur age it means U- -have injured it sometime along the way. MRI's may miss tears, with that in mind,U should C an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Studies have shown that an exam can B more reliable than the MRI. Only by 1-2 %. Obviously U have symptoms so C ortho sports med. Read more...

I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, what is the treatment for that?

It depends. Arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus if the tear is in a location that can be repaired or excision of the loose piece of the meniscus if the symptoms are that of pain, clicking or giving out of the knee. If you are not having any significant problems you can choose to leave it alone till symptoms recur. Good luck. Read more...

Mri rpt medial meniscus slightly displaced degenrative tear thickened MCL complex what's the best treatment options I am47 yr old I will b very greatfl?

Arthroscopic surgery. If this is symptomatic with pain, catching ; giving way, this is a sign that u r causing damage 2 ur articular cartilage ; should b scoped ; taken care of. Every time it catches there is some damage bing done. These r permanent changes ; u want ur joint 2 last a long time. Read more...

I have an oblique tear of the posterior horn medial meniscus with prominent interior medial extrusion. What is the treatment?

Scope surgery of the. Knee. See an orthopedist. Use crutches for pwb and some Ibuprofen type meds in the meantime. Read more...
Surgery. The fact that there is a displaced portion to this meniscus tear is important. This tear, and most, has no chance of healing. If it is bothering you, surgery is indicated to remove the displaced/extruded portion of the meniscus. This cannot be repaired. If you have no other pathology (arthritis), surgery should be very successful. Read more...