2 edition of The official patient"s sourcebook on injuries to the meniscus found in the catalog.
The official patient"s sourcebook on injuries to the meniscus
James N. Parker
|Statement||James N. Parker and Philip M. Parker, editors|
|Contributions||Icon Group International, Inc, NetLibrary, Inc|
|LC Classifications||RD561 .O37 2002eb|
|The Physical Object|
|Format||[electronic resource] /|
|Pagination||ix, 102 p. :|
|Number of Pages||102|
inﬂuenced the current treatment of meniscal injuries in young athletes with the primary goal to maintain maximal meniscal integrity possible. The success of meniscus repair depends on tear pattern recognition and location for the capacity to heal. There have been multiple studies that have demon-strated the clinical success of meniscal repair File Size: KB. Transplant may be considered for patients who have symptoms referable to a meniscus-deficient tibiofemoral compartment, including pain and swelling, rather than mechanical symptoms. 3,10 Transplant of the lateral meniscus is considered when there is less tissue loss than the medial meniscus because of its greater role in load transmission.
Injury to the meniscus occurs when its structural integrity is compromised and the fibrocartilage that makes up the meniscus tears, breaks, cracks, ruptures, or splits. Etiology Mensical tears are caused by a combination of axial loading and rotational forces that create a shearing force on the meniscus. The most common problem caused by a torn meniscus is pain. The pain may be felt along the edge of the knee joint closest to where the meniscus is located. Or the pain may be more vague and involve the whole knee. The knee may swell, causing it to feel stiff and tight. This is usually because fluid accumulates inside the knee joint.
With multiple locations in New Jersey, the Pro Staff Physical Therapy team works with countless patients experiencing meniscus injury. We work to assess your individual injury and develop a fully customized treatment plan designed specifically for you. Let our physical therapy team help you recover from meniscus injury. Ultrasound is a new diagnostic tool which can identify knee pathologies including some types of meniscus injuries. However, in most cases a MRI can be helpful to confirm the tear and rule out any other injuries to the knee.
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Collectively, the material presented in Part I is a complete primer on basic research topics for patients with injuries to the meniscus. Part II moves on to advanced research dedicated to injuries to the meniscus.
Part II is intended for those willing to 5/5(1). Genre/Form: Electronic books Bibliography Popular works: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Official patient's sourcebook on injuries to the meniscus. Get this from a library. The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Knee Ligament Injuries.
[James N Parker; Philip M Parker] -- This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and. meniscus gets wedged in between the bones of the knee.
Pain and instability caused by the meniscus tear can also cause the knee to buckle or “give way”. Twisting activities usually worsen the symptoms. Do I need x-rays, a MRI, or any other tests.
A set of x-rays may be ordered to evaluate the knee for arthritis or a fracture of the bones. An injury to your knee meniscus or joint cartilage can happen when you move suddenly or repeatedly move the wrong way.
If you have such an injury, you may feel knee pain and have limited motion. Physical therapists can ensure that you and others with these injuries receive quality care to optimize recovery. as shock absorbers. Every time we walk, run or jump the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus help absorb the full pressure exerted across the knee joint.
Causes of Meniscal Tears Injuries to the meniscus are usually called tears and they can happen to anyone. Any sudden twisting or blunt forces exerted onto the meniscus can result in damage. Meniscal injury is a common cause for presentation to the emergency department or primary care physician’s office.
Meniscal injuries can be the result of a forceful, twisting event in a young athlete’s knee or it can insid-iously present in the older patient. Many patients with meniscal pathology appropriately undergo conservative. Approximatelyarthroscopic meniscus surgeries are performed annually in the United States.
15 With growing literature support of nonoperative management of meniscus tears, 11 accurate assessment of knee function in patients with meniscus injury is important to guide treatment decisions and to monitor the natural history of physical Cited by: 3.
For young patients, preserving as much of the meniscus as possible is important to preserving knee health. When the meniscus is repaired, sutures are used to hold the meniscus together while the body heals the site. Pediatric meniscal tears treated with arthroscopy tend to heal better than those managed with other treatment options.
Mean follow-up duration was 9 months. 63 % of the patients underwent medial and 37 % underwent lateral meniscal repair, with failure rates of 19 % for medial and 12 % for lateral menisci. Ligament injuries were found in 61 % of the patients (n = 83).
Failure of meniscal repair occurred in % Cited by: The prevalence of acute meniscus tears is 61 individuals perMeniscus tears are primarily caused by a twisting or pivoting motion and are most prevalent in contact sports.
Meniscus injuries often occur in conjunction with injuries. The patients with Sports injuries (mean age 33 years) accounted for % of cases. The patients with Non-sporting injuries (mean age 41 years) accounted for % of tears. % of these happened in activities of daily living (and half of this group sustained their tear by squatting or ascent from this position).Cited by: The predominant complaint at the time of admission to the hospital was pain, and half the patients had had knee symptoms for at least six months.
In about half the cases there was no history of injury or of injury severe enough to cause meniscal tear, yet at operation about 80 per cent of the cases showed a torn by: 4. These techniques can be used by a sports injury professional in the assessment of a knee injury, especially where cartilage meniscus injury is suspected.
For more information on Medial Meniscus. Meniscus Injuries. A torn meniscus is a common, but serious knee injury. Patients with a torn meniscus often complain of locking, catching, popping, or sticking in the knee. Left unattended, a meniscus injury can linger for years, causing ongoing pain and limited mobility.
Important findings when examining a patient with a possible meniscus injury include the following: Joint line tenderness. Joint line tenderness is an accurate clinical sign. This finding indicates injury in % of patients with meniscus tears. Despite the high predictive value, operative findings occasionally differ from the preoperative.
Young athletes whom tear their meniscus often describe a twisting type of mechanism or a direct blow to the knee. When the meniscus is torn, it can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, clicking, and popping in the knee joint. At AllSports Medicine, we will examine your knee with specific tests to help assess for a meniscus tear.
Also, patients can sustain meniscus tears along with ligament injuries; about 70 percent of patients who sustain an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear have a concomitant meniscus injury.
Meniscus injuries are easily diagnosedwith a sound physical examination. There tends to be joint line tenderness. These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Meniscus Injury." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window.
Search Bing for all related images. Meniscal injuries can occur at any age, but the causes are somewhat different for each age group.
In younger people, the meniscus is a fairly tough and rubbery structure. Tears in the meniscus in patients under 30 years old usually occur as a result of a fairly forceful twisting : Eorthopod.
Meniscus injury – Injury of the knee joint problem. Classic physicall exam (when the doctor spins the knee and tests it) can only establish a possibility of the injury. Very often the cartilage and meniscus damages have almost identical symptoms, and their treatment can be very different.
Long-term experience with patients that have.Operative Treatment of Isolated Meniscus Injuries in Adolescent Patients: A Meta-Analysis and Review Gina M Mosich, MD1,2 Virginia Lieu, MD1,2 Edward Ebramzadeh, PhD1,2 Jennifer J Beck, MD1,2 1 Orthopaedic Institute for Children, Los Angeles, California 2University of California, Los Angeles, California OBJECTIVES • With the rise in sports participation and .Meniscal Injuries.
Symptoms & ConditionsTop NYC Orthopedic Knee DoctorsMeniscal Injuries. A torn meniscus is a ruptured cushion of cartilage in the knee. An injury frequently suffered during athletic activities (but which can also occur during daily life), it prevents the knee from bearing weight, severely limiting the patient’s ability to function.