Mri scan torn meniscus

If ever the meniscus is torn, an MRI may reveal that its typical triangular shape will either have shifted or changed. In some cases, the torn portion will have migrated to the center of the knee joint (commonly referred to as a ” bucket handle tear “). Certain abnormalities will be listed on an MRI report as an “intrasubstance signal.”

How do you heal a torn meniscus without surgery?

When treating a meniscus tear, one must first identify if meniscus repair surgery is required. Most of the meniscal tears, especially chronic ones, can be treated without a surgery. The non surgical treatment options include, strengthening exercises, anti inflammatory injections and physical therapy.

Does a torn meniscus always require surgery?

A torn meniscus that has sufficient blood supply (red zone) can often heal without surgery. But, a torn meniscus with a poor blood supply (white zone) often requires surgical repair.

What are remedies for torn meniscus?

Treatment options for meniscus tears include rest, cold compress, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and immobilization of the knee in a brace or cast. Severe cases may require torn meniscus surgery.

What knee brace is best for a torn meniscus?

Compression sleeves are often the best knee brace for a torn meniscus if you also suffer from arthritic knees or from a degenerative condition. They are also a good choice for an athlete at the end of the rehabilitation process and requiring compression therapy to reduce pain and promote more rapid healing.

How long does it take to recover from meniscus repair surgery?

After meniscus repair, recovery can often approach 3-4 months. After meniscus resection (removal) the recovery is much shorter (6-8 weeks).

Does a torn meniscus always require surgery?

A torn meniscus that has sufficient blood supply (red zone) can often heal without surgery. But, a torn meniscus with a poor blood supply (white zone) often requires surgical repair.

How should it take for a meniscus tear to heal?

Ordinarily, you’ll be asked to reduce your sports activities while your meniscus tear heals. This could take about 4 – 8 weeks. However, the time depends on the severity and position of the tear. During this period, you should do strength training to strengthen your core and glute muscles.

How soon can you exercise after meniscus surgery?

Generally you will be able to return to normal activities and sports approximately 6 weeks after a partial meniscectomy and 3-4 months after a meniscal repair or replacement. However, it is always recommended that you get your surgeon’s approval before beginning any exercises or activities following meniscus surgery.