Knee surgery torn meniscus

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Avatar m tn The large majority of meniscus tears do not have the potential for healing on their own, and physical therapy does not promote healing of the meniscus. I compare a torn meniscus to a pebble in your shoe. Until the pebble is removed, you are still going to have pain. Once the torn meniscus (the pebble) is removed, you can feel better. The incidence risk of arthritis after arthroscopic partial menisectomy is quite low.
Avatar f tn I just had surgery less than a week ago for both lateral and medial meniscus tears on my right knee. It was really no big deal at all. surgery was on a friday and I was back to work monday. not much pain involved and I am aleready walking w/out crutches after 3 days. I have been avoiding surgery for about 5 years, and now I don't know why. I guess I was sort of nervous about the whole Idea of having a knee operation. My personal recommendation is to go w/ your orthopedic doctors advice.
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 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).
Avatar n tn 1-the torn mensicus portion was removed or in the case the surgeon put it back 1 more question: Since I do not feel any locking or major disconfort with my knee, and even the mcmurray and other tests failed to make me feel the pain, I was wondering if in my case, the surgery is the only option ?
Avatar m tn Hi, The two conditions are probably unrelated. For your knee it sounds as if you may need to have it operated to remove the torn piece of the meniscus. The meniscus doesn't have good blood supply and so it doesn't heal well (if at all). Have an MRI done on the knee and see an orthopedist to discuss your options. Does the bump on your knee hurt and is it soft or hard? If it is hard and if you are young it could be Osgood-Schlatters disease / Syndrome but there could other reasons as well.
Avatar n tn (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". Don't quite what know what means. Anyway, here the questions.
Avatar n tn I just had surgery less than a week ago for both lateral and medial meniscus tears on my right knee. It was really no big deal at all. surgery was on a friday and I was back to work monday. not much pain involved and I am aleready walking w/out crutches after 3 days. I have been avoiding surgery for about 5 years, and now I don't know why. My personal recommendation is to go w/ your orthopedic doctors advice.
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 m tn Hi, How are you? surgery for torn meniscus is done by two methods one is removal of damaged meniscus and the other is repair of the torn meniscus. In the former method there are more chances of developing arthritis and deformity in the knee. Spondylolisthesis describes the anterior displacement of a vertebra or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below.
Avatar f tn Injured knee a couple years ago. After putting up with the pain, finally went to ortho when Baker's cyst developed. He suspects torn meniscus, but it did not show on the MRI. PT and cortisone shot did not help. He wants to scope the knee and clean it out. Most days the knee is uncomfortable to walk on, but some days I can barely put weight on it, usually after being on it for more than a couple hours.
Avatar n tn I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee for a miniscus tear January 9th. Pieces of the miniscus were removed and the ends of the big bones smoothed. I had expected to be better by week three. It is now week 8 and I have pain and swelling for the entire time since surgery. A week ago the doctor drew aprox. 20cc of fluid off of the knee and sent it to a lab, it was clean, no bugs and no indications of gout. The knee is not as swollen, but it is still swollen and some pain.
Avatar m tn I had a locking torn meniscus in my right knee and my Doctor ordered surgery. I canceled the surgery and started therapy and the pain left. Then I had the same thing in my left knee. I went to another doctor and told me the same thing that I need surgery. I did therapy instead and it left this goes back many years and still ok. in fact, I do intensive running on a treadmill. I heard from many people that had surgery and are still suffering.
Avatar f tn The large majority of meniscus tears do not have the potential for healing on their own, and physical therapy does not promote healing of the meniscus. I compare a torn meniscus to a pebble in your shoe. Until the pebble is removed, you are still going to have pain. Once the torn meniscus (the pebble) is removed, you can feel better. The incidence risk of arthritis after arthroscopic partial menisectomy is quite low.
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 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 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.
553692 tn?1215277731 If the discoid meniscus is torn, the torn portion can be removed. In addition, the discoid meniscus can be shaved into a more normal appearing meniscus. You should consult your orthopedic physician regarding these treatment options. Refer http://www.scinfo.org/bone.
643019 tn?1223417333 All surgery, including meniscus surgery, has risks. Meniscus surgery poses a risk of infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels around the knee, and blood clots in the leg. You must follow your health professionals rehabilitation plan for the best level of healing. Afterwards, you may still continue to have pain and require more physical therapy or, sometimes, additional surgery.
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 was schedued to have meniscus surgery this week. My pain level is 2-3, but I have a badly torn meniscus. I was going to try a series of 3 Euflexxa injections to see whether that helped my situation and prevented my need for surgery right now. Will Euflexxa help a meniscus tear and the swelling in my knee? Is there any other problems I can potentially face if I postpone this meniscus surgery?
Avatar f tn Maybe I missed something, but if you show both a torn meniscus and ACL, aren't you scheduled for surgery? They don't fix themselves, especially the meniscus, which except for a small portion of it has no blood flow and therefore can't actually heal itself.
Avatar f tn You will require a MRI scan to know about more details about your knee. Torn meniscus has to be dealt properly, else later life arthritis chances will increase. causing pain and aony. So meet the orthopaedician again, get the MRI done. hope you have medical insurance.
Avatar m tn Rehabilitation following a meniscus repair is more significant than if the torn piece of meniscus is simply removed.Your symptoms might have appeared due to over exertion and as such nothing serious is presumed.You can see your physician for a normal checkup. Refer http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/meniscusinjuries1/a/meniscusrepair.
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 f tn hello, i am a 15 year old girl who just underwent a meniscus repair for a bucket handle tear. The surgery was about a month and a half ago and my knee was feeling great until about two weeks ago. Two weeks ago i feel and kind of fell amd twisted on my injured knee. The knee became very hot and swollen almost instantly after it happened. I have not gone back to my ortho doc yet but my therapist thinks i might have re-torn my meniscus. Does any one know what they would do to fix this?