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Offline mystified

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torn meniscus - but what does this mean?
« on: February 24, 2005, 09:23:52 PM »
I had a MRI on my right knee after a bad fall 6 weeks ago. The radiologist wrote: "Evaluation of the medial compartment reveals an abnormal signal within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus which on sagittal imaging appears to communicate with the inferior meniscal surface." Does this mean the tear is complete or incomplete? Is such a tear likely to heal on its own?  Is it likely to heal at all?  I've been having a lot of trouble fully straightening my knee; could a tear in this location be the cause of a mechanical problem; or is my knee just sore?  Thank you for any help you can give me.

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Re: torn meniscus - but what does this mean?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2005, 11:32:23 PM »
im not sure if it means that it is completly torn or slightly torn, you should ask your OS. But my OS told me that sometimes in young kids, the miniscus can heal on its own, but that is rare. Depending on the type of tear the can sometimes stitch it back down, and other times they just shave off the torn part. I hope you knee feels better soon!! ;D
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Left Knee:
SEVERAL dislocations
Grade 3 Chondromalacia
Medial & Lateral Meniscus tears
Plica Syndrome
Sept 14th 2005-(LK)ACL recon, TTT, menisectomy,plica removal

May 26th/06-Torn ACL(RK)

June 14th/06-(LK)ACL graft recon, screw removal, menisectomy