Can I use prolotherapy for a meniscal tear in my knee?

No. meniscal tissue, particularly the inner 75-80% of it, has no blood supply and is the most common area to tear in your age group. Various modalities can help relieve some of your symptoms, but a meniscus tear can only be permanently fixed with surgical treatment. An MRI scan is usually fairly accurate to establish the diagnosis and then your ortho specialist will discuss the procedure with you.

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Does having a physical knee examations a accurate diagnosis of a meniscal tear in the knee?

Meniscus tear. Done by an experienced orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist, a positive mcmurray exam with correlating history of locking or painful buckling makes a meniscal tear diagnosis more likely. Mri can confirm this. Read more...
Not fully. You need an MRI to confirm. Exam is good but not 100%. Could be ligament strain, arthritis, cartilage flap, synovitis, contusion and others. Read more...

I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?

No. The knee locking is typically caused by guarding from pain, so the locking in and of itself does not cause the tear to grow larger. If the knee truly locks and you really cannot move it at all then that is typically treated as a surgical emergency and you should contact your orthopedist urgently. Read more...

Could the pqin on the interior of my knee be caused by cysts (had them after a meniscal tear) or a new MCL tear?

Potentially. If you have injured your knee, the possible structures on the inner side if your knee include the medial meniscus and the medial collateral ligament. Consider being seen and an exam and possibly a MRI will likely reveal the diagnosis. Read more...

We are expecting to confirm a slap tear and a meniscal tear. Fix says to fix the knee first, but shldr is way worse. Do you have to fix ameniscal tr?

Did. You try physical therapy for either one? If you have a meniscus tear that cannot be repaired then your recovery will be much quicker. . Read more...
PT then fix shoulder. Rehabbing the knee maybe all that is necessary for stabilizing a minor meniscal tear. Then you can fix the shoulder. You do not want to further injure the meniscus by operating on the shoulder, after which some of the function of the shoulder will have transfered to the knee after shoulder surgery. If you can rehab the knee, then meniscal surgery may not be necessary prior to shoulder surgery. Read more...

How do I know my knee pain is from a meniscal tear or chondromalacia?

The location of the . Pain. Meniscal pain usually on the side (inside or outside), chondromalcia pain in the front of the knee. Read more...
MRI. MRI will show the detail of the cartilage structures you are talking about and will allow your doctor to show you the difference without a problem. Read more...

Had MRI on knee showed meniscal tear, tendentis, bursitis, benign lesion on cartilage. What is yr opinion on treatment? .

Depends on your main. symptoms. If knee is hurting and "gives way" when you walk, then a Scope surgery to get rid of the Meniscal tear; which also provides an opportunity to look at all other structures. Lesion on Cartilage, might look benign, But a biopsy could be done, to confirms it is Benign, The bursitis/tendonitis, if still persists can be treated by the NSAIDs and PT/exercises, heat/cold packs etc. Good Luck. Read more...