Osteoarthritis of medial knee

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Avatar m tn Hi, I'm an extremely active 26 year old male, and I recently had my fourth knee surgery (third on left knee). The prior surgeries had all been to my medial mensicus, and this fourth surgery was to remove a condral defect I had on the left knee. My doctor told me he saw some roughing of the cartilege. Subsequently, the worst of my pain is gone and my strength is very good, but I still experience fairly considerable pain when most of my weight is on one leg and I bend.
Avatar m tn This is results of a mri. on my left knee. Thanks 1. Torn medial meniscus. 2. Grade 2 degenerative change lateral meniscus. 3. Large joint effusion. 4. Osteoarthritis medial joint space and to a lesser extent patello femoral joint. 5. Mild bone bruising medial femoral condyle.
Avatar m tn Popping sound in knee can be due to injury to medial meniscus of the knee or to patella. Another possibility is the knee cap rubbing against the underlying cartilage of femur. Having said this, at times the noise has no pathology behind it.
1242017 tn?1268324302 it also says i have Mild Chondromalacia in the medial and lateral aspect of the distal weight bearing surface of the medial femoral condyle. It also goes on to say there is a small partial thickness cartilage defect in the central distal weightbearing surface of the lateral femoral condyle, and there is mild spurring of the medial and lateral compartments. Was wondering if someone can tell me in English, what all this means!! Thanks so much for taking the time to read all this!!
Avatar m tn Right knee 1. Oblique undersurface tear of the body, posterior horn, and root of the medial meniscus. Free edge tear of the body of the lateral meniscus with undersurface extension into the posterior horn. 2. Intact cruciate ligaments. 3. Tricompartmental cartilage loss and findings consistent with CPPD. 4. Subchondral degenerative changes are. No evidence of insufficiency fracture. Left knee 1.
Avatar f tn what is "medial compartment narrowing" and what is done with it? this is of my left knee and it was noted as "severe".
Avatar n tn I had an MRI of my l knee after falling and the report stated: (1) osteoarthritis along the medial femoral condyle w/eburnation of the articular cartilage & grade 1 strain of the medial collateral ligament; (2) chondromalacia patella predominantley of the medial facet and (3) intrasubstance myxoid degeneration of the body of medial meniscus. What does that mean and who treatment or surgery is recommended?
Avatar n tn The various 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. True knee locking is caused by either a torn piece of cartilage, or a loose bone fragment due to a bone disorder called osteochondritis dissecans.
Avatar m tn 8/29 Hello: is it certain, or at least a possibility, that damage to the medial meniscus from an accident, will result in some level of permanent degeneration, even if there is little pain months later after therapy and meds? In other words, is the knee ever the same after an injury, especially for someone in their 50's? In 2010, after an accident, an MRI showed mild degeneration (which I understand could mean a tear, even though the MRI report showed none).
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with tricompartmental changes of osteoarthritis, most pronounced in the medial tibiofemoral and patellofemoral compartments of the left knee. Complex tearing of the medial meniscus. Will I eventually need an artificial knee or is this something I have to live with.
Avatar f tn Potential postoperative problems with knee arthroscopy include infection, blood clots, and an accumulation of blood in the knee. These occur infrequently and are minor and treatable. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?
Avatar n tn Lots of pitchers get rotator cuff surgery, shoulder surgery because of damage to their shoulder joint. The fact you state that ' you got medial knee pain about two months after I started dancing, " fits in with your pain in your knee, some people get these kinds of injuries quicker than others. You may be one of the unlucky ones who gets tendon and other injuries quicker.
Avatar f tn I have had long time knee issues and have had 3 surgeries involving medial meniscus tear, cartilage damage and bone chips. 1994 was my last one. Osteoarthritis was diagnosed in 1994 (I'm 47 and vey active) New MRI results: 1.posterior defect in root of medial meniscus 2. interstitial tear in ACL 3. bone marrow abnormality at medial femoral condyle 4. mild cartilage deficit lateral femoral condyle All my pain is posterior lateral with limited flexion. What the heck is going on?
Avatar f tn The various 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. True knee locking is caused by either a torn piece of cartilage, or a loose bone fragment due to a bone disorder called osteochondritis dissecans.
Avatar m tn Classically morning pain and stiffness at end range of motion is noted in two conditions. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is a common problem after 60 years of age. Patients present with knee pain that is aggravated by weight-bearing activities and relieved by rest. No systemic symptoms but usually awakens with morning stiffness that dissipates somewhat with activity. In addition to chronic joint stiffness and pain, episodes of acute synovitis may also be noted.
Avatar n tn I have no ACL, medial meniscus and partial lateral. Can that knee be replaced? Is it possible to combine with the tibia rod?
Avatar m tn arthritis in my left knee, the ACL is not seen and PCL not seen clearly, and I have bone on bone in the medial meniscus, a long time tear of the medial meniscus horn. I have recent MRI's and reports from Dr Eaton & the VA. At 56 Iā€™m too young for a new knee. I believe my natural knee can be saved. I keep hearing the presence of arthritis is contra-indicative of ACL reconstruction or anything less than TKR. My legs are strong.
Avatar m tn To know whether it will heal by itself or need treatment depends on the cause of knee lock. The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, 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.
Avatar n tn old female with severe osteoarthritis of only the lateral compartment of my left knee, and complex tears of my meniscus in that knee. Given my increasing levels of pain, one orthopedist advised me to have the meniscus repaired or removed arthroscopically. Another said that with bone-on-bone arthritis, it wouldn't make sense to have arthroscopic surgery to deal with the meniscus at this point and that I should instead decide when I'm ready to have either total or partial knee replacement.
Avatar n tn After surgery there was still sensitivity on the medial side of knee. Surgeon said it was because of the way the knee was held open during surgery and it would fade. It did for a time and now it is back. If I move my left leg from left to right and have some resistance against the foot there will be a sharp pain in the medial meniscus.
Avatar f tn May 13, 2009 I had a partial removal of my right knee inside medial meniscus. fell on it three times from June to October finally could not stand it any more went back to my Dr office two weeks ago, first had an Xray, I am bone on bone where the minescus was removed. Arthritis is flaming really bad Then I had an MRI showing I now have a tear in the minescus. I was told I will get called Monday or Tuesday about surgery option & meet with Dr, etc.
Avatar f tn Hi! I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. The various 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. True knee locking is caused by either a torn piece of cartilage, or a loose bone fragment due to a bone disorder called osteochondritis dissecans.
Avatar f tn When any patient complains of ā€œknee pain,ā€ the initial differential diagnosis in most of the cases includes: Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. You have mentioned that you have pain on kneeling down that is in extreme flexion. This suggests that it might be due to either meniscus injury or due Patello-femoral disorder. The location of pain says that it might be due to meniscus problem.
Avatar m tn Your doctor may order tests, such as an MRI, to see a picture of the inside of your knee. treatment? A Baker's cyst may go away on its own. If arthritis or another problem is causing the Baker's cyst, your doctor may treat that problem. This usually makes the pain and swelling of a Baker's cyst go away. If a cyst does not go away, or if it is causing a lot of pain, your doctor may drain the fluid with a needle. You also may be given a shot of steroid medicine to reduce swelling.
Avatar f tn I was walking 1 week later in New Orleans(there for a seminar) and the pain in my knee got so bad that I could not even put my foot down because it caused excrutiating pain in my knee. And I have pullng of muscles from the knee down my calf and up into the back of my thigh. Thought maybe my sciatica was bothering me again(I do see a chiropractor for issues with my L4,L5,S1). The ER gave me crutches and pain meds and told me to see my Dr. when I got home. I live in PA.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms of grinding, popping and stiffness indeed suggest that you are having osteoarthritis. Any grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries.
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Avatar m tn com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/16/127.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.