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How do you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?
This is called a meniscus tear and is quite painful where you are unable to put weight on that side. Generally it doesn't heal and requires arthroscopic surgery to clean out the detritus. ...
Asked in Skeletal System
Is there any cartilage in the knee?
Absolutely. The cartilage or "Meniscus" in the knee covers the three main bones it (the knee) is comprised of and is very important to it's healthy/painfree movement, stability of the joint and reduction of internal bone damage. ...
Asked in Health
Injured fibrous connective tissue and cartilage are slow to heal because the?
Connective tissue and cartilage are avascular, meaning that they have no direct supply of blood flow. As such, it takes more time for nutrients and such to diffuse to that area. This is what causes the slower healing process. Some such areas that could be most affected would the be the meniscus of the knee and ligaments of the knee. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology
What is a meniscus?
Generally, the term 'meniscus' is used to refer to the cartilage of the knee, either to the lateral or medial meniscus. Both are cartilaginous tissues that provide structural integrity to the knee when it undergoes tension and torsion. The menisci are also known as "semi-lunar" cartilages — referring to their half-moon, crescent shape. ...
Meniscal allograft transplantation?
Alternative Names Meniscus transplant Definition Meniscal allograft transplantation is a type of surgery in which a meniscus -- a cartilage ring in the knee -- is placed into your knee. The new meniscus is taken from a person who has died (cadaver) and donated his or her tissue. Description If your doctor finds that you are a good candidate for a meniscus transplant, x-rays of your knee are usually taken to find a meniscus that will fit your knee. The donated meniscus is tested in the...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Exercise
Why a torn meniscus of knee rarely heal?
The reason is because there is a poor vascular supply to the menisci. In order for tissues to heal they need a supply of nutrients and cells which help with the healing process. The nutrients serve as building blocks for new materials and certain cells clear necrotic debris while others assemble new material. The circulatory system supplies both these nutrients and healing cells. The meniscus, like most cartilage in the body, has a relatively poor supply of blood which explains why injuries...
What are some common knee injuries?
One cause could be an ACL tear. It allows blood to flow to the knee and it swells up. Another could be a fracture of the bone and knee cartilage. It could also be a meniscus tear or ligament sprain. ...
What is some intrasubstance signal within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus mean?
It's a possible tear in the knee cartilage on the back side of the middle part. ...
Asked in Health
What causes joint knee pain on inside of knee?
Pain on the inner side (medial) of the knee is most commonly caused by 1) MCL Tear: tear in the medial collateral ligament when the knee is twisted 2) Medial Cartilage tear: tear in the cartilage/meniscus that lines the knee joint. Can be caused by an injury or develop gradually over time 3) Arthritis: Wear and tear of the cartilage and bone in the knee. Most common over the age of 50 See this site for more info ...
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What wear and tear injuries are treated by knee arthroscopic surgery?
wear and tear injuries related to a torn meniscus, which is the crescent-shaped cartilage that cushions the knee, as well as injuries to the surface of bone that makes joint movement painful. ...
Asked in Skeletal System
What anatomical structure acts as a shock absorber and a cushion between the femur and tibia?
The meniscus acts as a shock absorber and cushion between the femur and tibia. It's the cartilage in the knee. ...