Knee problems meniscus tear

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Avatar m tn sudsha One of the most common knee problems an Orthopedist sees in the office is a degenerative meniscus tear. A meniscus is a cushion inside your knee. It aids in stability of the knee and minimizing the stress across the knee, thus minimizing the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Meniscus tears are incredibly common. Although meniscus tears occur in all age groups, they are most common in adults over 50. There are many different types of meniscus tears.
Avatar f tn I am 19 years old and I am having my third meniscus surgery. The first meniscus surgery the doctor tried to repair it but the meniscus ended up tearing again. For the second surgery the doctor removed 30% of the medial meniscus. And now I went to another orthopedic doctor to get a second opinion and it turns out that the meniscus is torn once more in the same place.
Avatar n tn The primary goals in treatment of ACL rupture are restoration of function in the short term and prevention of long-term pathologic changes in the knee. The pooping knee may be due to Discoid meniscus - an abnormally shaped meniscus in the knee joint. The discoid meniscus can cause problems, usually a popping sensation with pain over the outside part of the knee joint. Conservative treatment consisting of exercises and stretching is recommended..
Avatar m tn Grade 1 tear in the anterior horn of the Lateral Meniscus and grade 2 tear in the posterior horn of the Lateral Meniscus noted ~Medial Meniscus: Grade 1 tear in the anterior horn of the Medial Meniscus and grade 2 tear in the posterior horn of the Medial Meniscus noted ~No significant joint effusion ~REST: NAD. The above is only for the right knee but I am pretty sure that the left knee is equally as bad if not worse.
Avatar f tn Well you have a tear of the meniscus (which is cartilage in your knee that acts as a shock absorber). You have a tear on the inside of your knee and the outside. You have a bone bruise on the front inner portion of the top of your tibia and fluid in your joint (effusion). You really need a knee scope!
Avatar f tn They found it to be a large medial meniscus tear. I wore a brace for a long while and things seemed to be looking up, however it is now 5 years later and i don't particularly enjoy wearing my brace but i still have problems with it. Sometimes it will just lock up and i feel like i can't move my leg. What are my treatment options to prevent this from plaguing me forever?
Avatar m tn One of the most common injuries that arthroscopy can fix is a tear of the meniscus, the layer of cartilage in the knee between the thigh and shin bones and anterior cruciate ligaments etc. What is the reason of your arthroscopy? What is your age? The surgeon might have looked around your knee for problems. The surgeon may have put other medical instruments inside your knee through the other small incisions. The surgeon might have come to the conclusion that he may not fix the problem.
Avatar n tn Hello, Mid 50's male. Long time distance runner. Gradual onset of pain three days after weekend yard work. No precipitating event. (Ortho guy says he hears this a lot in guys my age) Diagnosis after MRI of Torn Medial Meniscus. Surgeon wants to remove damaged part of meniscus which he tells me is in the area without blood flow. There was also a mention of arthritis. When I pushed for more information he said "arthritis consistent with your age".
Avatar m tn Minor joint effusion Conclusion Tear posterior horn medial meniscus. Remaining internal structures of the knee appear grossly intact. Knee causes lots of pain and discomfort and some nice noises. What are the chances of this needing surgery?
Avatar m tn your locked knee is likely caused by the bucket handle meniscus tear. this should be removed or repaired as soon as possible to avoid a permanent contracture. I would not recommend ACL surgery at the same time.
Avatar n tn The previous MRI showed that I have a Medial meniscus tear. I was so happy to see that after 1 year, the Meniscus tear disapparead from the MRI report without doing any surgery or rehab. But this time I did the MRI on my both knees and it looks like I have some issue with my cartillage. Can you please help me understand how severe my case is and what I am supposed to do ? Surgery or just ignore it.
Avatar f tn t read the radiologists report but did read the mri. He thinks the medial meniscus tear is small and he is more concerned about the extensive arthritis on the lateral side. I have a new dilemma... the radiology report says the lateral meniscus looks intact... the ortho thinks the lateral meniscus is torn. Since that meniscus was sutured 18 years ago and the metal fragments make the lateral side hard to see on MRI I'm wondering who is right?
Avatar m tn If your meniscus is torn, you will hear the crackling sound until you have it repaired. It is cartilage and will continue to wear down, that is what you are hearing. It is probably getting caught in different parts of your knee, twisting around with every movement, and this will cause the sound. If it really is tore, you should have it repaired if it is bothering you. If not it will just continue to wear down until there is nothing left.
Avatar n tn MRI of knee shows "irregularity and hyperense signal in root of lateral meniscus , popliteal fossa cysts, small bakers cyst, myxoid degeneration in lateral meniscus and posterior horn of medial meniscus." ( also mild chondromalacia patella??) Physician is reccommending arthroscopic surgery.... does this sound reasonable??
Avatar f tn Many people live normal lives despite having a meniscus tear. It is only when the meniscus tear becomes symptomatic, and interferes with activities, that surgery to treat the meniscus tear should be considered. It can be done by two methods one is repair and the otehr is removal of the damaged part of the meniscus.With a meniscus tear (torn cartilage) in your knee, the shock absorbing capacity of the joint is threatened.
Avatar f tn Surgical repair for torn meniscus of L' Knee. 3 months post-op it buckled, caused tear during fall to R' Knee and meniscus was surgically repaired but has also failed, although the surgeon refuses to order an MRI to "prove" this latest injury. Pain is an issue as I am allergic to all pain meds ordered to date and take nothing for the pain levels of 9-10. Before injury both knees were healthy, minimal arthritic changes on MRI's in spite of age 58 and obesity.
Avatar f tn called menisci (medial and lateral) and by the report, it sounds like you have a tear to the lateral meniscus. a grade 3 tear is usually the worst. (grade 1, 2 and 3) truncated means 'short' so a short/small meniscus? (that would be my best guess:) i really dont know about the staying off the legs. and surgery...that would be up to you and your doc. (btw...make sure you find a REALLY REALLY GOOD one) if you want to post on another website, this one is AMAZING!
Avatar f tn Now, physical therapy can sometimes work for the pain, and sometimes the meniscus tear is only at the corners where there is blood flow and the ACL is only torn a tiny amount as well, but when you tear both, I just thought that meant surgery and pretty quickly. As for the other foot, don't know of course, but when you can't really use one side of your body your other side will compensate and you will probably hurt that eventually.