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IonaTiger
Iona Fan
The Commonwealth Of Virginia
Member since Mar 2006
26549 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


Arlington Cemetery can move me to tears. It's good that you visited. I tell people who come here and who are short on time to put it at the top of their list.

Good luck in getting the wheel better, 91.






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BirdDawg
Arkansas Fan
Bentonville
Member since Jan 2009
453 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


It really depends on the severity of the tear. Most minor tears can be scoped, trimmed and or sewn up. If severe enough
It will be removed and one can expect arthritic pain due to having no buffer between the femoral condyle and the tibial plateau.

The levels of tolerance will depend on the severity of tear and individual tolerance of pain. Ideally if a minor tear it is fairly easy procedure and one can be back to activity within 4-6 weeks....Sometimes sooner.

If meniscus is severe and is trying to be salvaged expect it to be a longer process. Prob minimal weight bearing or knee immobilizer for 4-6 with no movement thus expect physical therapy. If you are able to do physical activity with little to no symptoms it is a minor tear.
The cortisone shot will mask the pain sensations in a minor setting.






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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
13097 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


Bird should minor tears be fixed if I'm going to be running? There is no grade to it ... just says free edge vertical radial tear involving lateral meniscus along the anterior aspect of the body segment.






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TheZaba
USA Fan
NC
Member since Oct 2008
1304 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


Probably better that it's in the lateral meniscus, but if it's a radial tear, it will probably need to be repaired in the future, especially if you're a big runner.





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BirdDawg
Arkansas Fan
Bentonville
Member since Jan 2009
453 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


Agree with post above. With extensive use aka running it will probably worsen and require repair at some point. If it doesn't bother you and you have little to no pain I would wait. You will probably have arthritic issues later anyway...most people do but this may accelerate the pain.

If it continues to cause pain or function issues I would probably move to get it repaired especially if you plan to stay active






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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
13097 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


Thanks a bunch. I am happy where I am ... Not a marathoner but a halfer. Lost some weight and feel great ... Just want to maintain what I have. Again I'm 44 a d would like to continue with this.

By the way, are you Pt? Ortho? Just curious to both last responders.






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TheZaba
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NC
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Running and a torn meniscus


quote:

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tiger91
LSU Fan
South of Lafayette
Member since Nov 2005
13097 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


Zaba, thanks .. appreciate it.





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BirdDawg
Arkansas Fan
Bentonville
Member since Jan 2009
453 posts

re: Running and a torn meniscus


2 time meniscus loser

But more importantly i sold orthopedic implants for 10 years in a former life.






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