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Could a torn lateral meniscus in your knee heal, then tear easily a few weeks later?

Meniscus tears. Meniscus tears generally do not "heal" due to the fact that they have very poor blood supply. They may become less symptomatic with time. Generally surgery is more reliable to treat meniscus tears with partial removal of the torn tissue. Repairs are possible but less common. Read more...

I have a torn lateral meniscus. Will the knee scope surgery hurt?

Duh! Yes it will hurt some because it is surgery. But you wouldn't be thinking about surgery if your knee didn't hurt from the meniscal injury. The surgery is done arthroscopically and is a same day surgery. You are put to sleep. You will be given medications to help with post-op pain. You may be on crutches a few days if swelling is significant but will transition off quickly. Rehab starts soon. Read more...

My right knee was pained after squatting for some days then I went through mri:torn in anterior horn of lateral meniscus, should I need surgury?

Arthroscopy can help. Arthroscopic debridement or repair is indicated to treat a meniscal tear that continues to be symptomatic with mechanical symptoms such as pain and catching despite adequate nonoperative remedies such as rest, ice, compression and anti-inflammatory medications. Read more...

How can I know if the lateral meniscus on my knee tore again?

Physical exam or MRI. It may be time to see your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon! a simple examination can point toward a retear, and an MRI can confirm it. Many tears limit how much your knee can bend and will hurt the most at the limit of bending. A lateral meniscus may also hurt more with the knee bent and at your side. Kneeling may also make these symptoms worse. Read more...
Knee pain. Best approach would be to have a repeat MRI of your knee; if there is no swelling in your knee the study can be enhanced with an intra-articular dye injection. Read more...

I had a decent portion of my lateral meniscus removed about 9 months ago. Since then my knee has stayed swollen and painful. There anything I can do?

Exercise . You need to faithfully perform your quadriceps exercises. The persistent pain needs to be addressed to your surgeon, including the aspects of the Cartlidge removal and your risk of future osteoarthritis of the knee. Please discuss this with your surgeon and if you haven't seen physical therapy you may need to. Read more...

Will an MRI show if I tore my lateral meniscus if there is swelling in knee?

Yes. Mri will show all of the soft tissue structures of the joint, including the medial and lateral meniscus as well as the acl and PCL and collateral ligaments. Read more...
Yes. Mri will show tears of the meniscus and will evaluate the ligaments of the knee. Mri will also show a fracture or bone bruise or fluid within the knee. Read more...