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meniscus tear

A laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by abrupt twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint.

meniscus tear

Meniscal tear Sports medicine A laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint. See Meniscus.

meniscus

pl. menisci [L.]
1. something of crescent shape, such as the concave or convex surface of a column of liquid in a pipette or burette.
2. one of a pair of crescent-shaped fibrocartilages (semilunar cartilages) in the stifle joint that provide stability while permitting both flexion and rotation of the joint.

meniscus tear
a common injury in dogs with rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament and the accompanying instability of the stifle joint. Most tears occur in the caudal horn of the medial meniscus.

Patient discussion about meniscus tear

Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?

A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.

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Tenderness more distally should raise concern about a meniscal tear.
032 Statistically significant Table 7: Association between Tear of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Configuration of Medial Meniscal Tear Horizontal Bucket Handle Radial Flap Complex ACL torn 4 10 3 1 4 ACL intact -- 1 -- -- -- Table 8: Association between Tear of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Configuration of Lateral Meniscal Tear Horizontal Bucket Handle Radial Flap Complex ACL torn 2 2 6 1 3 ACL intact -- 1 -- -- --
All operatively treated compartments were inspected for the presence of a meniscal tear.
At this point, you need to make sure that you are not dealing with another condition, such as a chronic meniscal tear, a sprained LCL, or lateral chondromalacia (a softening of the cartilage).
The presence of chronic recurrent pain and swelling after exercise is also indicative of a meniscal tear irritating the joint.
5) When the ACL is intact, this sign is specific for a medial meniscal tear, because the course of the ACL prevents lateral meniscus fragments from lying in the intercondylar notch.
In a study of 103 patients with various Schatzker-type fractures, a total of 99% presented associated soft-tissue injuries and 77% a complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury, whereas 81% presented with a significant lateral meniscal tear and 44% a medial meniscal tear.
On MRI, the most common site medial meniscal tear was the posterior horn seen in 17 cases (54.
Modal type of meniscal tear was Bucket handle 42(70%).
One of the tests for diagnosing a meniscal tear is McMurray test.
The soft-spoken forward spoke to the media after sitting out Blackwater's 92-89 loss to TNT on Friday and shared his uncertainty over his national team stint with a suspected meniscal tear on his right knee.