Knee surgery torn cartilage

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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 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 The pt didnt work and i had to have arthroscopic surgery. 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.
Avatar f tn do you think there is a possibility that i could have torn the articular cartilage agian? it feels like it did before the surgery.
Avatar f tn may 2010 had surgery for torn medial cartilage, now, in feb 2011 i'm looking at having approx. 35% of the same removed because it's "retorn", the question is, will this only prolong the inevitable replacement? as a mechanic, i depend on FULL range of motion, both left and right knees have had the identical surgery thus far.
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 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 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?
Avatar n tn I am a 53 yr old female, who danced & taught Ballet for 36 yrs, now retired. I also have MS & RA. 15 yrs ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee for torn cartilage; I've never had any problems w/ that knee since. Until several months ago.
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 m tn Essentially, you have two injuries to your knee. The first is a torn medial meniscus, or a torn cartilage. The rest is a description of the shape of the tear. A bucket handle flops back and forth inside the knee, like the handle on a bucket, and can cause pain, locking, and swelling. This treated arthroscopically and will require either repair or removal of the damaged piece of meniscus. The second injury is a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, (ACL).
1069378 tn?1255215132 Last June, 2008, I was walking when my right knee gave in inwardly (sideways and inward). The result was a torn lateral meniscus. I had arthroscopic surgery in December of 2008. The surgeon found that I had a discoid lateral meniscus, removed the tear and trimmed the remaining cartilage to the proper "C" shape. He told me that except for the tear and the discoid meniscus, everything was in great shape and healthy. Well, it is 10 months later, in which I did 6 months of P.T.
518798 tn?1295212279 These three combined, indicate a mechanical problem such as a torn cartilage possibly combined with a fluid collection, known as an effusion, in the knee You mentioned no trauma, but didn't say whether you are active or not. You didn't mention redness, or increased warmth, so i will assume they are not present. My first choice is probably what is known as a degenerative torn meniscus. These occur not from trauma, but rather from wear and tear over time.
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 n tn Hi, I am 31 old male, I am 5.3 tall and my weight is 110 Pounds. I play tennis and squash from time to time. This is my second MRI after a 1 year. 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.
Avatar f tn Does anyone have knee pain like a torn meniscus pain? I went to stand up and I couldn't hardly put weight on it. My husband mentioned maybe it's nerve pain? Thanks!!
Avatar m tn cfm Other causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, knee cap mal-alignment, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, Osteochondritis dissecans - occasional knee locking with instability, Recurrent patella dislocation - may cause knee locking or knee collapse, Chondromalacia patella - occasional locking or knee collapse, Knee alignment problem, Knee fragment or Knee cartilage disorder. Hope this helps. Do not ignore it. Consult an orthopedic specialist.
Avatar m tn Hi Jim, Welcome to the Senior Health Forum. I am very sorry to hear about your torn/worn cartilage. You must be in horrid pain and my heart goes out to you. Unfortunately once your joint becomes bone on bone there is little left to do other then a total knee replacement. Cartilage replacement procedure is not a simple task. Procedures and products are being tested every day but to my knowledge the usual "cure" is a knee replacement.
Avatar f tn Hello, I’ve been dealing with chronic pain in my left knee from torn cartilage and meniscus. Instead of surgery I opted for Stem Cell Treatment. Since then I’m still experiencing pain and spasming in my calf which are basically 24/7. Any suggestions on what I should do next? I’ve seen many pain management and homeopathic doctors and nothing is working.
Avatar m tn The various other causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation, chondromalacia patella, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder. Since pain intensified after a fall, maybe she has injured a ligament. Please discuss with her doctor. It may be a good idea to do a MRI, if that is possible. Take care!
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 my daughter(11) had left knee surgery to re-attach one of her minscus ligaments repair a fractured patellar and repair a torn cartilage..she is now having problems with her left hip..she had a septic left hip in 2008 could there be a connection?