Flashcards in Meniscal Injuries Deck (11)
What do patients with meniscal injuries have difficulty with?
gait (often antalgic) and squatting
What do patients with meniscal injuries often complain of?
catching or locking of the meniscal fragments
True or False
Meniscal tears usually lead to immediate swelling
Describe the relationship between meniscal tears and arthritis
Meniscal tears are commonly seen in arthritic knees, however it is often unclear whether the pain is coming from the meniscus or the arthritis
What are 3 provocative tests used to help diagnose a meniscus tear?
- McMurry's test
- modified McMurry's test
- Thessaly test
When do most meniscal tears cause pain?
When deep squatting and when waddling
What is the best diagnostic tool for meniscal injuries?
What represents a meniscal tear on a T2 MRI?
high signal through the meniscus
Describe conservative treatment for degenerative meniscus injuries
- PT for core strengthening and stability
How are acute tears treated?