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Old 11-17-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Mensicus Surgery Today...

My doc scheduled for me to have arthroscopic surgery & possible lateral release for my knee cap since it seems to go out of place alot.. However, when he went in he said that my knee cap & tracking was fine.. However, my meniscus had a large tear in it. I didnt get to talk to the doctor since he had another surgery but he told my fiance that it was a meniscus tear.. and I saw the photos. The nurse said that it looked like I had surgery before because of the scar tissue at the bottom of the meniscus. However, I am kinda concerned about my knee going out still. I have a follow up appt with him next monday & I will ask him about this but I am just wondering if anyone has had this problem. Can a meniscus tear cause you knee to dislocate or your knee cap to come off track? I am just curious if anyone had this happen.

Also, anyone who had surgery on their meniscus.. How was the recovery? I have made small steps by myself but it hurts so I have been trying to use crutches for major things like the bathroom.. I appreciate all of your help.

Stacey

 
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Re: Mensicus Surgery--last September, for me

Usually a torn meniscus, like I had , should look line a clean line sewed up ; after shaving off the torn 'spaghetti looking cartilage' that is where the 'bundled up' cartilage like a ruber band that snaps; and bundles at one end; These arthro. photos; are availabel post-surgically from your Orthoped. Surgeon. And if yoi were like me, a pitcher for 26 years of my life and a Q-back for 22 years; I never injured my knees! Not so much from weight conditioning, but genetics. This helps to have a well-develped meniscus, so the surgeon can have more slack(cartilage) to sew back up, and make an overall pretty pic, like I had post-surg. . Also, Pool Tx , is by far the best type of P/T I would recommend anyone wth muscosketal Problems/Injuries/Accidents:

However for your case specifically, unless your ACL or ICL ligaments are injured or have been compromised from prior accidents, repetitive sports (e.g. being a right-handed pitcher,k my rt. knee was my leverage knee and throwing in the mid-high 90's, coming down on the same knee -- causing a huge calcium deposit--1st noticed when I had torn my meniscus, and hadn't an MRI scheduled yet.

any questions, <removed> , respond,Sincerely,

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