Knee pain meniscus repair

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Avatar f tn He partially tore his meniscus about two weeks ago, however, he says it is not causing him much pain at all right now (will that mean it won't be as long of a recovery time?) Anyway, his surgery is tomorrow (December 30) and I'm really worried. He is having it scoped and if they can, they are going to repair it. We have our winter formal coming up and I'm really worried that he is not going to be able to dance because he will be on crutches. Our dance is January 16.
Avatar m tn and I also have some pain on my other part of my right knee. it seems the pain is coming from my meniscus area or something. can somebody help me please as im loosing my head. im 22 years old boy.
Avatar f tn As you are already aware there are two types of treatment for meniscal tear, one in repair of the torn meniscus and the other is removal of the damaged meniscus. Meniscal repair is a procedure, that can restore the normal anatomy of the knee, and has a better long-term prognosis when successful. However, the meniscus repair is a more significant surgery, the recovery is longer, and, because of limited blood supply to the meniscus, it is not always possible.
Avatar n tn Should I get another MRI to look below the knee where the pain actually is located or is this most likely from the meniscus? Why is there usually no pain in my knee nor anywhere around the knee itself? Q3. Can I have meniscus surgery while I am awake? If yes, where in NJ, Pa, or NY can I have surgery while awake?
Avatar f tn Meniscus repair is recommended for tears that occur in the vascular region (red zone or red-white zone), are longer than 1 cm, involve greater than 50% of meniscal thickness, and are unstable to arthroscopic probing. A stable knee is important for successful meniscus repair and healing. Thus, associated ligamentous injuries must be addressed. The most commonly associated ligamentous disruption is complete tear of the ACL, which must be reconstructed to prevent recurrent meniscal tears.
Avatar n tn He is 15 years old and after seeing the MRI the doctor believes that he needs to have arthoscopic surgery to repair the meniscus or remove the tore part. I have been told by several people that the repair doesn't always work and that removal is a viable option. He plays shortstop in baseball and quarterback in football, so this has occured early on in the baseball season and spring football is just around the corner.
Avatar n tn I had acl and meniscus repair surgery April 30. I'm still partial weight baring and unable to walk.
Avatar f tn 18years prior I had a broken tibial plateau that required bone graft (freeze dried cadaver bone) with 2 screws and meniscus repair on the lateral side. Screws were taken out and the plateau had to be reshaped on both the lateral and medial sides to due excess bone growth from the repair. I've been skiing ever since. MRI findings..... Tear of the undersurface of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
Avatar f tn I have had three surgeries on my left knee, starting with an ACL reconstruction and medial meniscus repair my freshman year of high school, a lateral and medial meniscectomy my senior year of high school, and I just recently had the same surgery, a lateral and medial meniscectomy this past January, 2010.
Avatar f tn I just found out that i tore the meniscus in my right knee. Iam pretty scared and upset by this being am a three sport athlete in highschool. I was wondering what anyone can tell me about this.
Avatar m tn I have been having knee pain for quite some time now. Initially was taking it light, but recently got the same checked and MRI was performed. Dr.'s conclusion are as follow: 1. Grade 2C tear of medial meniscus. 2. Moderate to severe joint effusion distending the suprapatellar bursa with underlying osteoarthritic changes at knee. 3. Bone marrow edema is noted at the medial tibial condyle. Yet to meet my docter in two days.
Avatar n tn The latter proceedure, has a faster recovery but it can lead to trouble years down the road because of the absence of the normal meniscus. 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, causing arthritis. I think that is what is causing you so much pain.
643019 tn?1223420933 After weeks of pain and not knowing what was wrong yesterday after my doctor viewed my mri's it was determind that i have a torn meniscus and a cyst on my left knee iam in a lot of pain and my surgery is not until nov 25th what can i do for the pain they have me on vicodin ... and its not working .. and what do i have to look for as far as my recovery period .. i have 2 young children and a husband that due to a job promotion does not live with us ...
Avatar m tn I've never heard of anyone having to wear a cast after a meniscal repair-possibly a knee immoblizer for a while, depending on the system used to repair it. But I guess it also depends on where you live. Also, repair vs debridement (trimming away the tear) depends on age and area of the tear. A meniscal tear can only be repaired if there is blood flow to the area. If there is no blood flow, a repair will be unsuccessful and a debridement would be the standard of care.
Avatar m tn I am currently 21. I had ACL/meniscus repair surgery on my right knee in 2009. I work at a hospital transporting patients so I walk a lot through out the day. Work makes the anterior/medial part of my knee just near my knee cap ache. Exercise also tends to do this. Awhile back I hit approximately that same location (more medial) on the side of a desk leaving a bruise/large bump. That was a few months ago, and I still have somewhat a bump.
Avatar m tn my knee is not locked. I am able to walk but feel small popping in twist movement and pain start again for around 1 hour. what happen if I will not go to arthroscopic surgery. I am asking because after arthroscopy, early arthritis will come. my age is 34. I am scared.
Avatar f tn I have had two previous surgeries on the same knee many years ago... I had a medial meniscusectomy and a lateral meniscus repair. The pain is all medial and it is completely unbearable at times... wakes me up from sleep. The pain doesn't seem to make much sense to me. I have always had some pain in that knee, but over the past several weeks it has just started to get worse and worse. Heat used to help, then ice helped, now nothing is helping... not even pain medication.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have been suffering from knee pain for the past 18 months. Had an artho done in Jul 18 as MRI should a small tear in the meniscus and a small cyst. The orthoped found a very small tear, did not repair it, he did not see the cyst but found arthritis and said he cleaned it up, whatever that meant. Anyways, since the artho my left knee is worse, the pain goes back to my hamstrings and I an unable to squat or bend my knee completely.
Avatar f tn I would not have had the three cortesone injections they performed on me after I had meniscus repair arthroscopic surgery. With my case my post surgery pain was hanging on and the surgery that was supposed to fix the problem actually made it worse. Then came the cortesone shots and 3 months after they cleaned up the tear and did two injections I had no more cartidge left between the bones. I am curious about how old you are and why the spurs are there.
Avatar m tn run in my family, affecting 90% of the females. I can relate to your knee pain. It is unusual that your bilateral knee pain continues after surgical repair of the meniscus. Sometimes just the surgical process and than the repaired structure can induce pain. What is being prescribed for your pain? It may be time for a change in medications. Sometimes either our condition deteriorates or we become tolerant of the medications and they lose their once affective properties.
Avatar f tn Here is a remedy that gave me almost instant relief from my torn meniscus; plus the arthritis; all in my left knee... of course I'm a cyclist which has helped tremendously... Here's my story: Castor Oil & Pain??? Call it what you wish, Voodoo, Witchcraft, ‘BS’, whatever….but it DID work for me and my Sports Ortho can't believe it... Having recently torn the cartilage in my left knee and simultaneously diagnosed ‘with a little arthritis’ in the same, and with swelling behind the knee.
Avatar n tn My daughter is a competitive gymnast that has just been diagnosed with a stress fracture and meniscus tear in her right knee. The doctor wants to do surgery to repair the meniscus. We are going for a second opinion and I want to be able to know more about this tear, surgery, recovery time etc.... Can anyone help me? If her pain in only coming from the stress fracture and not the tear, is it imperative that we have the surgery done? If the surgery is done, is it possible that it doesn't work?
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm 25 yrs old female.I had pain in left knee for 2-3 months ,but it use to go after rest.But after MRI doctor found ,that I 'm having Grade 2 lateral and medial meniscus tear.I'm able to walk without any pain,but when strain is put on the knee like -while sitting,getting up,climbing stairs . Orthopedic says I require an operation.
Avatar m tn There are no long-term studies to prove it, but many doctors believe that successful meniscus repair helps to evenly spread the stress placed on the knee joint. If the knee is protected from uneven force, there is a lower risk of future joint problems. • Some kinds of tears heal on their own. Instead of surgery, you may try rest, ice, compression, and propping up your knee on a pillow when you sit or lie down.
1330514 tn?1277075112 I have had pain in my rt. knee for an extensive amount of time. It is gradually getting worse, especially since I am an active woman, and do not stop my day to day activities. So far, I have not had an MRI doen. A manual exam and exray has conclusively indicated that I have torn my meniscus, and quite possibly a ligament as well. Docs have suggested I have that MRI, but right now....I do not have insurance.
Avatar m tn You can discuss at an appropriate time with your surgeon if you have a requirement of meniscus repair or meniscus transplantation. Take all options and come to a decision how to go ahead with the help of your orthopedic surgeon. Take care!
Avatar n tn Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be recommended for pain. The meniscus has a rich blood supply so the potential exists for it to heal on its own, especially if one has incurred a small tear on the outer edge. If the tear doesn’t heal, you may need surgery. Depending on the injury, your doctor may perform arthroscopy, a minimally invasive approach, to repair the damage.
Avatar m tn leaping steps, pivoting, kneeling that would cause stress to the ligaments and muscles and the meniscus of the knee. I have had surgery to repair my meniscus tear and it still isn't right! I will have to have another surgery in the future. Glad you are not is so much pain, but be conscienscous of it and treat your knee like a fragile egg until it gets stronger. Some leg extension exercises with low weight would help strengthen it and give it the support it needs to heal. Good luck!
Avatar m tn If the tears do not repair fully, partial or complete removal of meniscus (meniscectomy) is performed. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.