Tear in the meniscus, a C-shaped rubbery cartilage in the knee, can tear due to injury to the knee joint. Knee pain and swelling are the common symptoms seen. Taking rest with icing and physiotherapy helps to cure it.
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Query: Hi doctor,I had an injury on my right knee three years back. I left it untreated and continued my work. Three months back, I had a meniscus tear on the same knee, so the pain got worse. Knee braces are not helpful. My X-ray reports show no fracture, but I can feel the injury. I do not want knee repl... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your knee ligament injury cannot heal because ligaments have a poor blood supply. A knee brace can only augment your walking without putting extra stress on your knee. From the report attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), X-rays are not helpful in... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing sharp continuous pain in my knee all over the medial and lateral regions. It is sore even to touch, hurts more after exercise or prolonged movement, and sometimes I even hear clicks. I have attached my knee MRI. Please help me with what needs to be done. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy) and understand it. 1) I see an abnormality in the posteromedial (in the back and towards the middle region) aspect of your knee. There is a small tear wit... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a small tear in the knee joint, but the doctor advised me for arthroscopy. How to manage this problem? Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are telling me about a meniscal tear in the knee joint, then a grade 1 and grade 2 tears of the meniscus can be managed with physiotherapy alone. Grade 3 tear will require an arthroscopic trimming of the meniscus or else your pain and swelling will keep coming back... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get help reading knee MRI. Based on physical examination: Acute medial meniscus tear. Pain, clicking sound and cannot do activities. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note the images are sub-optimal for giving a professional report as we need to see the images in detail at the workstation computer (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, my observations after viewing the images sent by you are the following: ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My mother has knee joint pain issue. We consulted a specialist a month back, he said that the cartilage in the knee joint has become less in one side of the joint and he suggested few medicines for pain relief and cartilage renewal namely, Calcium (Celedol -100, Jointac C2, and Osteod... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whatever you use, whether cartilage supplements or Glucosamine, it will not help in moderate to severe osteoarthritis. Only in the very early stages of OA, it helps. ' If she is not diabetic, I suggest she can take intra-articular steroids or if affordable, intra-ar... Read Full »