Meniscus Tear Knee

Meniscus Tear Knee.




Topic Overview
A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)—one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your weightacross the knee. A torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working right.
A meniscus tear is usually caused by twisting or turning quickly, often with the foot planted while the knee is bent. Meniscus tears can occur when you lift something heavy or play sports. As you get older, your meniscus gets worn. This can make it tear more easily.
There are three types of meniscus tears. Each has its own set of symptoms.
With a minor tear, you may have slight pain and swelling. This usually goes away in 2 or 3 weeks.
A moderate tear can cause pain at the side or center of your knee. Swelling slowly gets worse over 2 or 3 days. This may make your knee feel stiff and limit how you can bend your knee, but walking is usually possible. You might feel a sharp pain when you twist your knee or squat. These symptoms may go away in 1 or 2 weeks but can come back if you twist or overuse your knee. The pain may come and go for years if the tear isn't treated.
In severe tears, pieces of the torn meniscus can move into the joint space. This can make your knee catch, pop, or lock. You may not be able to straighten it. Your knee may feel "wobbly" or give way without warning. It may swell and become stiff right after the injury or within 2 or 3 days.
If you are older and your meniscus is worn, you may not know what you did to cause the tear. You may only remember feeling pain after you got up from a squatting position, for example. Pain and slight swelling are often the only symptoms.
Your doctor will ask about past injuries and what you were doing when your knee started to hurt. A physical exam will help your doctor find out if a torn meniscus is the cause of your pain. Your doctor will look at both knees and check for tenderness, range of motion, and how stable your knee is. X-rays are also usually done.
You may need to meet with an orthopedic surgeon for more testing. These tests may include an MRI, which can give a clear picture of where a tear is and how serious it is.
How your doctor treats your meniscus tear depends on several things, such as the type of tear, where it is, and how serious it is. Your age and how active you are may also affect your treatment choices.
Treatment may include:
• Rest, ice, wrapping the knee with an elastic bandage, and propping up the leg on pillows.
• Physical therapy.
• Surgery to repair the meniscus.
• Surgery to remove part of the meniscus. more  

View all 9 comments Below 9 comments
Is this same as a tear in tendon inside the knee?
My son had a tear in the knee and was operated upon. In spite of the surgery, he sometimes gets a catch in the knee with excruciating pain and it takes nearly a week for it to set right on its own. He regularly does the exercises prescribed for him. more  
Useful information. more  
RAJA SAHIB- PLEASE SHARE KNEE EXERCISES FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN NOT AFFORD OR MAY NOT REQUIRE KNEE OPERATION more  
Mr. Dinesh.
I was not aware of meniscus tear. My friend Sunil Anand a member of the Delhi Golf Club. I spoke to him 2 days back. He told me that he has had a Knee operation for meniscus tear at the Medanta. I asked him what is meniscus tear. Before he could generally explain, I went on the Google and got all the above information. Sunil Anand's No. is 9810513877 C-486 Def. Col. Give my reference and speak to him. Sunil will explain in details about meniscus tear. He did a lot of research before he went for this operation.
I have sent this information to Sunil by a e-mail. He has thanked me for this information.
Regards. more  
Prof. Umesh.
I am 84. I had a very serious Knee Injury in 1961 in Mhow playing a Foot Ball Match against the Sikh Regiment. I had my Right Knee ligament completely torn and my leg was Dangling. I was in Plaster for over 6 months. The Ligament, got healed. I gradually started of my Exercises. I am now regularly doing all the knee Exercises and both the knee's considering my age are fine. There is no short cut to Exercises. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Pain in knee when climibing stairs

      If anyone has fixed this withiut taking allopathic medicines please share your secret sauce or what worked. Diet, exercise, massage etc.

      By Ragini Sen
      /
    • Lower Leg Swelling too much...!

      Hi my sister lower leg too much swelling...we made treatment ...but still not cured after taking treatment but she eating like anything ...no idea why..can suggest what problem..!

      By Keerthi KR
      /
    • Knee transplant for 85 yrs old

      My father aged 85 yrs retired rly. employee. He is suffering from acute osteo arthritis. In 2012 he had surgery of prostate but it fails after 4 years. He relapsed again but due to this, the pain ...

      By Gaurav Mittal
      /
    • Rheumatologist for knee pain

      One of my doctor friends told me to consult a Rheumatologist for knee pain . Therefore I request members to help me by suggesting a efficient Rheumatologist in Delhi NCR. Thanks

      By HIRA SRIVASTAVA
      /
    • Knee Replacement

      Got my wife's knee checked up in Primus hospital. Dr Surya Bhan has advised for total knee replacement. Total expenditure for this is approx. Rs 240000.00 for 2 beded room plus Rs70000.00. Expendit...

      By Narindar Sharma
      /
    • Suggestion for Doctor

      Please suggest good Allopathic/ Homoeopathic Doctor for knee pain .

      By HIRA SRIVASTAVA
      /
    • Artificial knee replacement

      Any members who have gotten a knee replacement please suggest what brands are good and working for them. Very concerned after the j&j hip replacement issues have been reported. Also ...

      By Ragini Sen
      /
    • Cure for sciatic pain

      Can anyone please suggest Ayurvedic, Homeo or any other medicine for relieving the pain caused due to sciatica?

      By SOMASESHU GUTALA
      /
    • Therapeutic massage

      Pl ,if anyone knows of a person doing therapeutic massage , kindly share the contact address. Thanks

      By Alka Jain
      /
    • don't sit on your wallet men

      Here's an ergonomic tip to immediately improve your posture and alleviate nagging back pain. We are taught from an early age that wallets go in your back pocket. That's a bad, bad thing....

      By Anamika Mehra
      /
    • I have a serious problem. My knee buckles when i walk can anyone suggest me some good exercise to make my knee strong.

      By Gurmeet Malhotra
      /
Share
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)