No. Meniscal treatment will not result in leg lengthening. You may feel a difference in the leg, but it isn't a change in length. The meniscus is a soft tissue bumper that even if removed doesn't change leg length.
No. Meniscus surgery does not lengthen the leg.
I have severe pateler chondramalas and torn meniscus repeatedly & 4 surgeries had a skiing accident and now I cannot raise my leg without severe pain?
Bad situation. You need a good evaluation to determine your pain source. Treatment is based on whats injured or worn out or inflamed. If your knee cap is badly worn down and you've managed to have your meniscus multiply torn, you probably have bad surface cartilage now and may be looking at a partial knee replacement or full knee replacement. But sometimes people can get by for years with injections and pt. Read more...
What's after a full leg brace? I had vascular surgery and my meniscus is still ripped. What comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?
Varies. It varies in part on the reason for the brace. A brace is not a standard treatment for your meniscal tear, so you may be wearing the brace for other reasons. Typical treatment for most meniscal tears is arthroscopic repair verses debridement, but you might not be a candidate for this based upon a recent vascular surgery. I would certainly discuss specifics of your case with your surgeons. Read more...