Knee surgery torn meniscus

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Avatar m tn 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. Have it looked into.
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 f tn 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 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 an mri done last month that showed a torn medial meniscus. It has been bothering me for awhile so my doctor did the Arthoscopic surgery. When I woke up they said that I don't have a tear. What I don't get is why did it show up on the MRI? My knee is still killing me and i can't sleep. I wake up like 5 times or so because of the pain.
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 f tn 63 year old female had surgery for torn meniscus at the end of August. Still in pain, at times cannot walk without limping. Have a difficult time getting out of a chair. Have been back to the orthopedic doctor and siad it has range of movement ,but if i stub my toe or hit my foot on something, the pain is very severe and it stops me in my tracks. I go back in December. What should be done next. I am at wits end because of the pain. The pain is the same as before the surgery.
Avatar n tn Hi Doctor, I am a healthy active 60 yr old with a torn meniscus (radial, medial) I love to walk 4 miles a day. Will this do further injury while I wait to see an orthopedic surgeon? It aches, but doesn't give great pain. THANK YOU!
Avatar f tn I had surgery on my left knee on August 19th for Torn Meniscus. I have still alot of swelling on my knee. I can not bend my knee and it hurts when I try to bend. I cannot sleep at night because of my leg feeling cramped. I can walk without the crutches, just have to walk slow and leg straight out. I went to my dr.
Avatar m tn I recently made a commitment to losing a goal weight of 75 pounds. I recently had surgery(October) for a torn meniscus on my left knee. A weird injury that I never knew when it happened? Last week I was on the elliptical machine at the gym running my daily 2 miles. However, that night I came home and my knee was very sore. I iced it down and took some motrin.
Avatar n tn 3 months after first torn meniscus surgery. leg still swollen. took another mri, another tear but surgeon states it willonly make it worse if he operates as thinks i might have crps from the first surgery. trying injections, is this the right way to go. but wont the swelling persist if the meniscus tear isnt repaired again.
Avatar n tn I saw an orthopedic surgeon who did an MRI and determined that I had a torn meniscus. He did surgery on my knee in September removing the torn part of the meniscus, and after a few months I was back to normal. Within the past month my knee has starting aching again (which is how this started the first time) and now it is doing the popping thing. Is this normal? Or is there something wrong again?
Avatar m tn I had a torn meniscus surgically repaired 2 weeks ago and continue to have swelling around the knee. I have iced the knee everyday, used one crutch since the surgery and have reduced my workload by 80%. I have basically been resting, icing my knee and as of today the knee is swollen to the point where I cannot bend it. In addition, the knee is "hot" in the area, which would tell me there is some sort of infection.
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. If there's no blood in the damaged part of my meniscus, why do I swell after leg strengthening exercises.
Avatar m tn With time inflammation subsides and the pain lessens. Then if the knee is actively used, or through physiotherapy, the muscles around the knee joint strengthen and lend support given by the meniscus. Generally this approach to treatment takes care of the symptoms. Surgery is only thought of if these conservative methods fail. So though the tear is not fully repaired, in most cases it heals enough to allow normal joint function.
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 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.
1655526 tn?1330659229 I had a surgery for a torn meniscus 9 days ago and arthritis cleaned up under my knee. I had a partial medial menisectomy. I was told after surgery that 50% of the meniscus was torn. The knee gets a little better each day, but is still very tight and swollen but the pain is tolerable so I've weaned myself off of the crutches. My problem is my calf. If I'm on it very long at all, it starts burning. I would be concerned about a blood clot, but I've had issues with that calf for years off and on.
894112 tn?1241557704 I hope someone can help me. I have torn the meniscus in my right knee twice and both times I had to have surgery to fix it. I think that I have might have torn it again. I have a long history of knee problems. In 2006 I as at the beach and was sucked into the under toe. I tore my left knee apart really bad that day. I have had 6 surgeries on the left knee, and it is still not any better.
643019 tn?1223420933 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 m tn I am surprised how did your doctor adviced you physiotherapy with this torn meniscus. Since you are young, he should have been thinking to preserve your meniscus. I would suggest you to go to a good knee surgeon for proper management. do let us know what you decided.
Avatar m tn I had surgery for a torn meniscus 26 days again. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy my recovery was going. I had virtually no pain. I would have some swelling at the end of the day but it was always better by the morning. About 1 week ago I was walking my dog and twisted my knee (did not fall) on some uneven ground. Ever since then I have more swelling and moderate pain but underneath my knee. My knee also feels unstable- like it is going to give out. What could have happened?
1148201 tn?1262168858 If conservative therapy has failed then you can consider surgery to fix your problem with the ligaments in the knee. You can go for arthroscopic surgery. Ask your orthopedician for a complete examination of your ligaments. There are some tests which can be done to know and compare the strengths of your ligaments. For anterior cruciate ligament there is anterior drawer test and Lachman test.
Avatar n tn If only the MCL ends up to be the only one torn, the ortho. Dr. said there would problably be no surgery, only if more then 1 ligament is torn. Anyone else here have a similar incident as mine? Also, I am 61 y.o. and was in a martial arts tournament, and during the board breaking event, my left foot landed on one of my board holders shin leg, and I twisted somehow, and my knee went wacky.
774306 tn?1235415723 I have a probable ACL tear of long-standing (30+ years ago, from playing soccer in Europe), now have a torn meniscus, a sprained popliteus tendon, "effusion" and Baker cysts, and chondral delamination, according to the MRI reading. I see a surgeon next week, but was wondering what the chances are of fixing these by arthroscopic surgery?
Avatar f tn whats the typical time frame for orthopedic knee surgery foa a torn meniscus with arthritis build up under knee cap and removed.
Avatar n tn Just yesterday I had an MRI and found out today that I have a meniscus tear near the back of my knee, and a baker's cyst. During the past 2 years, other than those first 3-4 months, I've been very active and have continued doing my high impact activities, and I mean very high impact (flipping off of 5 foot high obstacles, etc.). I have absolutely no pain during the activities that I do. I'm leaving the country for 13 weeks very soon so I am not going through surgery until I return.
Avatar m tn Hello I just had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. I was also advised I had very little cartilage and it was suggested I should not be refereeing next football season. I am only 40 years old and love running. What I have going against me is I am 6'4 and 360 pounds. I also work in Law Enforcement, with occasional running and fighting in the city I work. My goal is to lose weight in hopes to take the pressure of my knee joints.