How to know if you have a Torn Meniscus

Introduction: We all go through knee pain at almost every point in our lives. Sometimes, it can be bruises or simply because of muscle stiffness, especially during our younger days. And this is what causes us to neglect if there could be any severe damage. It could be brushed off or go away in time. But it’s essential to notice when knee pain gets too severe and if it could be more. Let’s first understand the Meniscus, its location, and how it can be torn.

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The Meniscus:

The Meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee between the shin and thigh bones. It acts like a cushion, or shock absorber, that protects the lower leg from the shock created by the body weight as we take a step. Meniscal tears are among athletes’ most common knee injuries, although they can happen to anyone. This occurs when a person twists or rotates their upper leg while their foot is planted firmly in place and the knee is bent. Ankle arthroscopy is one of the various procedures for patients and those struggling with ankle disorders at YK Orthopaedics.

Symptoms of a torn Meniscus\

– Pain in the knee especially, especially when rotating the joint. 

– Swelling of the knee.

– Difficulty fully straightening or bending the knee. 

– Feeling like the knee is locked when you try to move or walk. 

– Feeling like your knee is unstable or will give out once some weight gets applied.

If you feel any of these symptoms, then a torn meniscus could be a possibility. It’s advised to consult a doctor immediately. Orthopaedists are specially trained in dealing with knee injuries like this, but you may also begin by seeing your primary doctor for an initial evaluation. The doctor will evaluate the knee and may order imaging studies, such as X-rays or an MRI, to confirm the diagnosis & proceed accordingly. It is important to note that orthopaedic procedures require extensive and often unrelenting analysis to determine the root causes & some of these analysis procedures require examinations of X-rays & MRIs.

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Treatment for a Torn Meniscus ACL tear knee replacement: Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment may vary. In some cases, non-surgical treatments may be suggested. These can include RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, or physical therapy for muscle-strengthening exercises. Cortisone injections in the knee may provide some relief. 

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But if it is determined that you require surgery to repair your torn Meniscus, this is usually done arthroscopically. The surgery takes about an hour, and recovery usually takes a few weeks. The decision to have Meniscus surgery may depend on the size and location of the tear, how bad the symptoms are, age, health status and lifestyle.

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Conclusion: While performing Meniscus Repair surgery is not easy, Dr Yugul Karkhur at YKORTHOPAEDICS carries more than 12 years of experience behind his back in the field of orthopaedics and has been a pioneer in carrying out such surgeries.

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