What are the treatments for a torn meniscus?

Usually surgery. If a meniscus is known to be torn and causing pain and problems it is probably best to have your knee scoped and the cartilage either repaired or trimmed off. There are reports of injections such as prp being used for meniscus tears but there is not any good evidence that it will help.

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What's the treatment for a torn meniscus?

Is it painful? If it is, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon who can perform an arthroscopic meniscectomy. However, there are a few people who can live with the tear due to minimal discomfort. Read more...

After doing pt for bad flare up of torn meniscus twisted it during a workout been painful since. Wait how long before considering other treatments?

Depends on pain. With a symptomatic torn meniscus this is actually the expected behavior. You can have periods of pain free activity with occasional flare ups of pain and swelling with specific twisting type activities. How soon you should turn to more aggressive treatment, such as arthroscopy, depends on how frequent these flares are and how much they bother you. If they are limiting you, then seek treatment. Read more...
Knee surgery. assuming you have an MRI documented meniscal tear, and you have tried PT without improvement I think you should have a frank discussion with your surgeon about the risks and benefits of meniscal surgery; whether it needs to be resected partially (partial meniscectomy) or repaired. Read more...

I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure, and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?

Surgery maybe. The meniscus tear is the real issue. It can be treated with a surgical repair if torn severely. Now if partial tear you may have to work with physical thetapy only. See what your orthopedic says and follow his advice . Read more...
You did not mention. where your torn meniscus is, shoulder or knee? parameniscal cysts suggest the knee. I would trust that your orthopedic physician has recommendations for treatment, as injuries such as meniscal tears do not ever go away. They weaken your knee in a chronic way and do not typically heal on their own (like most cartilaginous injuries). Please see your orthopedic physician right away. Read more...

My mom was diagnosed with sciatica, and a torn meniscus, what can she do for it, what sort of treatment?

Physical therapy. Physical therapy is the most important treatment for these problems. It has been shown to slow or stop progression of the problem. Other treatments include arthritis medications, wedge insoles, taping of the knee, injections, and surgery. Regardless of what other treatments are used physical therapy should be part of the treatment. Read more...
Both can ; should be. Treated conservatively, initially, with pain meds, crutches/walker for partial wb, ice/heat pads ; pt. If getting worse/no relief/developing more symptoms, eg, knee giving way under with recurrent falls, or locking episodes, then a scope surgery with removal/repair may be needed. Similarly the sciatica maybe treated surgically by removing the offending disc (s) or releasing nerve. Good luck. Read more...
Epidural Steroid Inj. She may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for the sciatica. The torn meniscus requires time to heal and may need surgery for correction. Read more...

Torn meniscus with knee ulcer. What is best treatment?

Need arthroscopy. Usually arthroscopy can fully determine and often treat a torn meniscus. Mri might be interpreted incorrectly and often a surgeon will either find the MRI not representing what they see during video arthroscopy. The ulcer however should be better explained as it can be due to a number of causes and treatment will vary depending on the cause. Find an orthopedic specialist who treats athletes. Read more...