Can torn knee cartilage heal

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Avatar f tn I am a veteran when it comes to knee problems. Torn meniscus cartilage, 2 knee scopes (arthroscopic surgeries), and finally a total knee replacement. If your knee is swelling, especially in the morning after sleeping, it may be a torn meniscus cartilage. The older we get, the more brittle our cartilage becomes and the more prone it is to damage from impact, etc... I have had lots of injuries over the years but the knee had the worst pain of all.
Avatar f tn A meniscal tear that goes untreated is like sandpaper in your knee and will rub on the articular cartilage and cause damage and can lead to arthritis or an exacerbation of any current arthritis. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I have bad arthritis in my knee. My ortho doc (after MRI) says I tore the meniscus but he thinks arthroscopy is a waste of my time and money since I have such thin cartilage. He took all the fluid out and injected me with cortisone earlier today. The pain is unbearable and the swelling is coming back already. Has anyone had torn meniscus with advanced arthritis and had sucess with arthroscopy. He says I am not ready yet for knee replacement.
Avatar f tn I had a piece of cartilage on my medial femoral condyle that had a small piece of bone attatched which had torn off. The doctor removed the cartilage and performed a microfracture. After the surgery I started physical therapy again and after awhile it really started to feel better and things were looking up. Its been about 3 months since the surgery and last week i made the wrong decision to jump knees first onto sled. Ever since then the knee feels exactly the same before i had the surgery.
Avatar n tn Is it true that nothing can be done, other than what my orthopedic surgeon told me - injections until I need a knee replacement? Is there nothing that can help them actually heal, or that can at least kill the pain? The cortisone injection I had when I received this dx (a wk ago Fri) did absolutely *nothing* for my knee - it hurts worse every day, & it's really got me worried & frightened. Any suggestions or input is welcomed.
Avatar n tn I have a question...I fell from a couple of a stairs and tore my lateral meniscus. The orthopedic told me that I have to get surgery because that portion of the tear is not healed. Also he mentioned that the cartilage in my knee is calcifying. So I want to know is the calclifying of my cartilage in my knee a long term risk for my knee?..And if I don't want to do surgery to take out the torn pieces..is it possible that my knee can still heal on its own?
378273 tn?1262097621 I sustained a knee injury 3 months ago. MRI showed Baker's Cyst with debris, subchondral fracture, torn meniscus partially stripped MCL, joint effusion and near-complete cartilate denudation in the lateral patellofemaral joint. Got a cortisone shot, which only helped a little.Ortho doctor called the fracture a bone bruise and said they take months to heal. The torn meniscus won't heal (he said) Other than a "scope" what can I do to get relief!
Avatar m tn is the left knee, and a recent accident disclosed a torn cartilage and arthritis in the left knee (and some swelling behind the knee.....no pain, just swollen). One injection of Cartisone and 1 weekly injection of Hyaluronic Acid for 3 weeks brought some relief, but very little. I read about Castor Oil Packs and within 1 hour, I eliminated the swelling (had been swollen for almost 4 months) and daily treatments of COP has eliminated 95% of all discomfort....
Avatar n tn The reason the arthroscopy was done is due to knee pain as a result of meniscus tear n torn cartilage. My doctor is not at our town. I have to fly in to another town to do the arthroscopy. I did call my doctor & was advise that this is normal after the incision. Well, I now can walk around but slow. My knees seem not able to support me even normal daily thing like going to toilet. I need some support in order to sit down or stand up. Just wonder if it is normal.
Avatar f tn I used to play a lot of soccer and have not in years, but I remember having knee and ankle pain quite often, enough so that I frequently wore knee braces and wrapped both ankles. I now play golf, and after playing one day I noticed some knee pain. There was no specific incident or sudden onset of pain - it just gradually appeared. I also started hearing more popping noises than usual, but now it hurt and I felt movement.
Avatar m tn Indeed now you have a weakened knee for lack of better words. With a meniscus tear (torn cartilage) in your knee, the shock absorbing capacity of the joint is threatened. Because of this, there is an increased risk of developing damage to the articular cartilage surface of the knee joint bones; this is commonly referred to as knee arthritis. Loss of the meniscus places more of a burden on the cartilage surfaces of the joint and are more likely to develop knee arthritis.
Avatar f tn Here are the results of my boyfriend's knee x-ray and MRI. Should this heal on its own or will he need surgery? Previous findings with xray: Minimal narrowing of the medial tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joint spaces on left side. MRI findings: Complex, unstable tear of the medial meniscus body and posterior horn. High grade ACL tear through the mid-proximal fibers.
Avatar f tn It's unlikely your general doc can diagnose a knee, but it wouldn't hurt to ask. An MRI would tell you more than an X-ray, as it would capture a better picture of the softer tissues such as torn cartilage. As for your PT, yeah, ask, you'll probably end up there anyway although if it's torn cartilage you might need surgery depending on which cartilage and where it's torn. I once had a knee diagnosed as a sprain, but it wasn't.
Avatar m tn Symptoms include pain along the inner or outer side of the knee, stiffness, swelling, and sometimes “locking” of the knee. A piece of torn cartilage may get caught between moving parts of the knee joint and causes the sound. A clicking sound may be heard when moving the knee. The pain may be worse when squatting. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Common Meniscus Repair Treatments For many individuals, cold or hot compresses, compression bandages, and physical therapy may help a torn meniscus heal. However, in some cases, surgery is needed to repair a damaged or torn meniscus, and treatment for meniscal tears depends on the severity of the injury. Surgical repair of the meniscus is often utilized through arthroscopic surgery.
Avatar f tn I am a 14 year old female and had arthroscopic surgery with microfracture to repair torn articular cartilage about 8 months ago. after physical therapy and lots of rest, i was cleared to play lacrosse again. My knee was feeling alot better and stronger. i still wear a brace while i play to try to prevent any further injury. however, i'm afraid its injured again.
Avatar f tn Likewise, needle trephination of the meniscal body (poking holes to create vascular channels) can be performed. Meniscus repair fixation techniques are numerous and variable. Fixation can be accomplished with outside-in, inside-out, or all-inside arthroscopic procedures. The outside-in and inside-out methods are usually performed with sutures and require additional incisions. Suture repair can be accomplished with vertical or horizontal stitches.
Avatar f tn m about 4 1/2 months post-op, i had arthroscopic surgery with microfracture to repair torn cartilage on my medial femoral condyle. A few weeks ago i jumped knees first onto a sled and have been having problems since. i am experiencing alot of stiffness and a little swelling, there is also something the feels like it is moving when i extend my knee. should i be worried about another injury?
Avatar f tn The meniscus is under the knee cap and it can get torn. It says yours is fine. I tore mine when I tore my ligaments years ago.
518798 tn?1295212279 First let me apologize if this question has been asked, but I really don't have the opportunity to read all the previous posts and questions. So, here we go. For the past 2 months, my knee has been slowly getting worse. It started with a little ache in the knee, but now it is to the point that it keeps me up all night. If I have my leg straight, it hurts like hell to bend it, and if I am sitting with it bent, I can't straighten it out.
Avatar n tn High grade proximal medial collateral ligament sprain. The medial retinaculum is nearly completely torn from its femoral attachment. Articular cartilage ulcer at the medial patellar facet. Suspect transient patellar dislocation despite the lack of osseous contusion at the patellar and femoral trochlea." I understand what the report says as I have taken anatomy and physiology, but am unsure if these are injuries that will heal with time, physical therapy, surgery, or a combination.
1069378 tn?1255215132 Cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones of joints. When there is cartilage loss, a joint can become bone-on-bone, which is very painful for the patient. Treatment options for osteoarthritis focus on pain relief and restoring function to the affected joint. Physical treatments should be attempted wherever possible like weight reduction, exercise, supports, heat and rest. Medications of all forms can be tried like topical, oral, or injectable medications to relieve pain and inflammation .
Avatar m tn A sore knee that refuses to get better could point to a torn muscle or torn cartilage, which usually won’t get better without professional intervention. Or it may simply be a minor injury that needs a doctor’s care to improve. Whatever it is, after 3 weeks, it’s an injury that the body can’t handle by itself, and it needs some outside help. Torn muscles and cartilage are extremely painful though, so you're probably in luck.
Avatar m tn We're not orthopedic surgeons, unfortunately. From my own experience with a bad knee, this sounds more like either tendon or cartilage problem rather than muscular, if it is in fact in the knee. That's a joint, not a muscle. If you hurt muscle doing squats, it would most likely be in the glutes or the thighs or possibly the periformis, and it would probably just be sore, not injured unless what you don't say is you were doing this exercise with heavy weights.