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Flashcards in Meniscal Injuries Deck (11)
1

What do patients with meniscal injuries have difficulty with?

gait (often antalgic) and squatting

2

What do patients with meniscal injuries often complain of?

catching or locking of the meniscal fragments

3

True or False

Meniscal tears usually lead to immediate swelling

False

4

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

5

What are 3 provocative tests used to help diagnose a meniscus tear?

- McMurry's test
- modified McMurry's test
- Thessaly test

6

When do most meniscal tears cause pain?

When deep squatting and when waddling

7

What is the best diagnostic tool for meniscal injuries?

MRI

8

What represents a meniscal tear on a T2 MRI?

high signal through the meniscus

9

Describe conservative treatment for degenerative meniscus injuries

- analgesics
- PT for core strengthening and stability

10

How are acute tears treated?

arthroscopically

11

What type of meniscus tear is amendable to meniscal repair surgery?

bucket handle tears