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Meniscal Tear

Meniscal tear is a common knee injury. When the knee is twisted forcefully or suddenly rotated, and the full weight is applied to it meniscal tear occurs. There may be pain, stiffness, swelling, and the knee cannot be extended completely. Treatment includes rest, applying a cold pack, pain medications, and physical therapy. Surgery is recommended only when all the rehabilitation therapies fail, and the knee still remains painful.

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My father is suffering from knee pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My father, who is 48 years old, is suffering from knee pain. He has a grade 3 tear of the posterior horn medial meniscus. What kind of medication does he need to take?Please suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest him to take the following tablets: A combination of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol twice for 10 days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg once for 10 days before food. A combination of calcium and vitamin D3 supplements once for 3...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old tennis player concerned about the results of an MRI scan, that I underwent upon hearing an odd sound from my left knee. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old female with a height of 5 feet 8 inches weighing, 160 lbs concerned about an odd sound in my left knee as I landed weirdly from a jump and fell to the floor while playing tennis. I have done an MRI scan and I am having trouble understanding the results. I am worried ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to can understand your concern.I have gone through your reports (attachments have been removed to protect the patient's identity) and can infer that it is a post-traumatic lateral meniscal injury with a patellar cartilage injury. There is a cartilage injury behind the kn...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the MRI report after my knee meniscus tear.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get a second opinion on my knee's MRI results. I have torn the ACL and meniscus on my right knee and nothing on my left knee. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are not in much discomfort. After reviewing your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I would like to make the following comments: Right knee: As you have mentioned, there are changes in post-ant...  Read Full »

My mother has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis along with a grade 2 meniscal injury, mucoid degeneration, and joint effusion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis along with a grade 2 meniscal injury, mucoid degeneration, and joint effusion. I would like to know what treatment options are available for her condition. Is joint replacement necessary, and if so, how long can she live without undergo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Surgical intervention will depend on the findings from the X-ray, which I have not reviewed yet. Additionally, the level of pain experienced, especially if it is not improving with medication, is a crucial factor to consider. To provide you...  Read Full »

I injured my knee and the MRI claims it to be torn. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I recently bumped my knee playing paintball against a piece of metal. It was sore as if from an impact or bruise. I had an MRI done just to be safe, it claims to be torn but I am a bit suspicious since it feels fine except for still having a feeling of being bruised and sore.Kindly help...  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to know about your problem. I hope I can help you. I have read your MRI report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, it does show a tear in the medial meniscus which is the cushion of your knees. But if you do not have any problem wi...  Read Full »

What does my knee MRI actually indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I slipped from the bike and hurt my right knee. Though it is causing less pain during a normal walk, it hurts a lot while walking on stairs. I visited an orthopedic surgeon, and he told me to take an MRI. The MRI report is as follows: Impression: Grade 3 tear involving the pos...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been ideal if you had posted your MRI films for me to see, as, without them, I can only comment and answer your questions with limited knowledge of your condition. Cysts are not an immediate result of trauma. They develop over time and may have prec...  Read Full »

I had an MRI. What would you advise after going through the report?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an MRI. The result suggested a medial meniscus tear, mild lateral patellar retinaculum sprain, mild lateral patellar tilt, minimal ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) sprain, small joint effusion, and minimal to mild osteoarthritis. What would your best advice be for me concerning th...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have not mentioned how the problem started and what issues you are currently facing in day-to-day life. As far as the report is concerned, it shows a tear of the medial meniscus and an impact on other ligaments too. No...  Read Full »

Why is there knee pain in a football player?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old, medically fit. I play football a lot. Recently, I started to have pain in my left knee, there is a pain when I sit on the ground (on bending) and I feel it is crusty when I try to open it. Also there is pain on resistance to movement.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Knee joint consists of two bones that are femur and tibia. In between these bones, a few structures are present which provide stability to the joint and make the joint strong....  Read Full »

Why do I have acute pain in my right knee?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acute pain on the right side of my right knee. I am not able to walk as usual. The local doctor diagnosed it as a ligament tear. He suggested to take rest and wear a knee pad. One month is over, and there is no improvement seen yet. There is also little swelling and pain. I am n...  Read Full »

Dr. Palani Kumar Chellamuthu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned your age, profession, and how you developed the pain (like after a slip or after a fall or just by itself). When you have a limp that has not settled over one month and you do not have balance when you walk then it is not normal. You have to be p...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to do straight leg exercise post meniscal tear?

Query: Hello doctor, Almost a year ago, I tore my meniscus. I was told no surgery needed and did PT for severe muscle atrophy for 12 weeks. Everything was going well. Then quarantine happened and leg started getting weaker due to lack of normal physical activity. Now my knee hurts, feels weak sometimes wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, there is a loss of bulk and muscle atrophy due to reflex inhibition in patients with injuries of the knee. Exercises and rehab usually prevent it. You need to elaborate on certain details. Do you take a high protein diet? Did your back hurt as well? What is...  Read Full »

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