MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship In Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Doctor, Raipur
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What are the causes behind injury suffered due to Meniscus Tear?
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The main risk factors or causes which make people suffer from the injury out of a Meniscus Tear include all those activities which involve making direct contact. Moreover, injury can even take place out the pressure created from making a forced twist.
Older People Can Also Suffer From Meniscus Injury
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Yes, older people can indeed suffer from Meniscus Injury or in other words torn meniscus. This mainly happens due to degeneration as the cartilage in the knee becomes weak and thin, hence, get more prone towards tear.
What are the symptoms of a Meniscus Injury?
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There are a number of symptoms related to the Meniscus injury. People who suffer from the problem generally have a tremendous amount of pain in the knee. Moreover, they can come across swelling in the area that has got affected. Those who have this condition can get a feel as if the knee has got stuck and thus cannot be moved.
The Problem Gets Diagnosed Through Physical Exam and maging Tests
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It is true that the main two ways of diagnosing this problem are first through a physical exam, where a doctor examines a patient s knee and try to gauge the type of movement the patient can make after he or she has discussed the symptoms with the doctor. Then, to confirm the meniscus tear, the doctor conducts tests like an X-ray of the knee, MRI, Ultrasound and Arthroscopy.
What are the possible treatment options?
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Some of the most effective treatment options for Meniscus Injury include the application of ice packs on the knee every three to four hours for 30 mins. The knee should be put at rest, so the use of crutch is a must to prevent putting weight on the joint. Moreover, it can be quite effective in wrapping up the knee with an elastic bandage.