Medial Miniscus tear/strain???
Posted May 23, 2002 - 04:12 PM
What info can you guys provide?
Posted May 23, 2002 - 04:55 PM
I torm my medial miniscus on my right knee two years ago, skateboarding - get that. No one ever gets hurt skateboarding! That was actually coupled with a broken tibial plateau, but kinda the same. The doc's scoped my knee, and pined down the part of my miniscus that pealed up with little plastic arrows, I guess they just disolve after time. Takes some time to get better, with a new screw to hold the outside of my knee together, took about 3 months of PT. Sounds like yours should hopefully not be too serious. Your knee will let you know when your able to ride again.
Posted May 23, 2002 - 05:06 PM
Before I had the MRI, the orthopedic doc tugged and pulled my knee and said "yep, the acl is gone, we'll see what else".
The moral of the story, the MRI was a waste of money in my case.
The scope is not so bad. Meniscus surgerys are outpatient and heal very quick...you walk out of the hospital.
Posted May 23, 2002 - 06:18 PM
Posted May 24, 2002 - 05:50 AM
Depending on where the tears are they may heal on their own, they may be repairable with orthoscopic surgery - depends on the blood flow to the area or the doc may just snip out the torn pieces if he feels they won't heal properly. From what I've read you want to have it repaired, not removed, if at all possible. I tore the meniscus in 4 places along with a 90% tear on the ACL - doc clipped the meniscus due the location/lack of bloodflow. The meniscus was the painful part of my injury - the stuff gets jammed up in the joint and is damn painful. I almost hit the floor a couple of times from having to stop short or a mis-step.
Posted May 24, 2002 - 10:22 AM
Paul, Sorry to hear, hoipe you have a speedy recovery.
Thanks for the info. It sucks they can't tell without an MRI
Posted May 24, 2002 - 12:35 PM
Posted May 24, 2002 - 02:29 PM
its a bandage that is soaked in a liquid then applied to a joint,
after a few seconds it starts to feel cold and the gets colder and colder [ not as cold as ice tho so u wont need to remove after a short time]
and it stays cold for about 2 hours
you cud wear this under ur race jeans/boots or wrist or wotever.
its an american made product,, although ive only seen the imported english one.
its called liquid ice
and the company over here that sells it
Posted May 24, 2002 - 07:06 PM
You guys heal fast. Paul, maybe this fall we can get together and do some blasting in the desert.
Posted May 28, 2002 - 10:10 AM
The moral of the story is leave it in as long as it works without problems/lockups then have it oiked out when necessary.......that way the arthritis will be held at bay a little longer !!!
Get a recommended surgeon who knows his stuff. You only have 2 knees, if that, now!
Posted May 28, 2002 - 01:58 PM
part of his treatment is to spend regular time in a decompression chamber rich in oxygene [speed healing]
i dont know if this is an option available via U,S healthcare
he's also ended up having a part of his miniscus removed,, ideally this should be avoided if at all possible.
there are methods for regenerating the miniscus but none of them are entirely successful.
do you know what type of tear you have?
Posted May 28, 2002 - 02:13 PM
The young lady who attended me in the ER, hardly looked old enough to babysit, let alone be a doctor She said it was a sprained or torn medial miniscus. I have an appointment with a Orthopedic Doc on Thursday.
Hope the news is good and I can ride soon
Posted May 29, 2002 - 03:58 PM
Posted May 30, 2002 - 04:35 AM
the bone to watch for in the wrist is the scaphiod which has pretty poor blood supply from only one direction, and often this bone doesnt heal well with part of it dying.
if it is the Scaphiod, speak to your consultant about the posibility of using a Herbert Winkle canulated screw to reduce the fracture.
Posted May 30, 2002 - 05:24 AM
mmmmm.... screws in your wrist.... been there done that....I spent numerous weeks with titanium rods exiting my wrist!!!! ....I managed to split my 'radius' lengthways. Whats even better is that I could unscrew them by hand without anaesthetics when the time came !!! Anyhow it worked for me as the only problem left is that the skin has 'stuck' to the bone and a small metal washer somewhere inside too. Mobility is perfect and no pain at all.