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meniscus tear

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

Meniscal tear Sports medicine A laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint. See Meniscus.
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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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Meniscus tears are common, especially in young people who do a lot of aggressive sports like football, volleyball and soccer.
Masiero, "The meniscus tear: state of the art of rehabilitation protocols related to surgical procedures," Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, vol.
We recorded high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of identification of the lateral meniscus tear by MRI correlating well with previous studies.
Meniscus tears often occur during sports practice, when players curl or twist around its own axis, causing a rupture.
The knee injuries were categorized as ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, medial meniscus and lateral meniscus tears. All the diagnoses were confirmed by imaging (both plain radiographs and MRI which were reported by radiologist) and 68.4% of the diagnoses were confirmed by arthroscopy.
T1-weighted, T2-weighted, and proton-density coronal and sagittal view MRIs were used to diagnose the meniscus tears at 3 months and 2 years postoperatively (Figure 4).
A degenerative meniscus tear is a different phenomenon.
The patient reported having a previous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the right knee approximately 3 years and 9 months prior to the consult, which showed an intrasubstance medial meniscus tear. The pain had been constant since then.
The back-row forward will form part of a rejigged Falcons side for the European Challenge Cup opener, Wilson having missed the past eight games due to a meniscus tear.
Azaan had the operation in June for a meniscus tear in his right knee that had been troubling him since January.
The Test playmaker is ahead of schedule after undergoing minor surgery last month to repair a lowgrade meniscus tear in his right knee.
Due to attachment of the MCL on the medial meniscus, MCL sprains may also have an associated medial meniscus tear.