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Meniscus Cyst
« on: August 23, 2017, 09:44:40 AM »
Hi, this is my first post (I'm 18 generally fit and healthy)

I had an ACL tear back in Feb 2016 but did not know up until July 2016 (doctors gave me the all clear before doing an MRI) which meant I had a whole lot of tears in my ligaments as I continued playing sports, my surgery took place the same year December. However, post surgery I've realised this solid bump on the corner to where the scar is. I've been to my consultant and was told it's most likely a meniscus cyst and MRI results show a tear in the meniscus is still present. My knee has been feeling much more stiff and generally uncomfortable.

I was just wondering, if it is a meniscus cyst what should I expect e.g. Is sugery needed? If so what's recovery going to be like etc etc

Also, just recently my knee gave way and was very painful, this hadn't happened since pre surgery so is there a risk or chance I may have torn my ACL again?

Thank you
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 09:56:22 AM by Kamran2139 »

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Re: Meniscus Cyst
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 10:24:53 AM »
You really need to discuss with the consultant

A torn meniscus can lead to a buckling feeling, but get the ACL checked by the doctor or your physio

At 18, if you do need surgery for the meniscus, discuss whether it can be stitched or if it would have to be trimmed. If the latter and you can live with it, its best to leave well alone. Menisectomy typically leads to arthritis, you want to avoid if at all poss. Having an ACL reconstruction has already increased that risk, as doe shaving an unstable knee

There's good meniscus info in the information portfolio linked above

Go discuss everything with the specialist, don't rush into anything, lay off the impact sports. Cycling and swimming are knee friendly, running, jumping, football etc. are not if your knee stability is compromised
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