Picture of meniscus injury in knee describes a picture of a meniscus tear in knee caused by too much wear and tear or direct trauma. Any sort of joint injury or arthritis can cause a meniscus effusion. They can either be injured or even torn during athletic activity that requires quick movements. The meniscus, a rigid fibrous cartilage, is the outer most part of the femur bone that provides a cushion between the thighbone (thigh) and tibia.
A torn menisci can occur in any part of knee, but it is most common to injure the Meniscus in the Front or Western area of knee. So if you have a front meniscus tear, it means you went through athletic activity like soccer or basketball where you experienced a lot of twisting or bending. These activities are more likely to result to torn cartilage in the knee. The tear is a result of bone inflammation, swelling, and rapid descent of the knee towards the bone.
Meniscus tear in the knee joint can happen to both the right and left sides of your body. When this happens it is termed as Radiculopathy. Radiculopathy usually occurs in athletes with a history of repetitive motions like striking or receiving a blow to the head. Such actions can also cause injuries to the other parts of body like hip, shoulders, and elbows. In contrast, injuries to the menisco-conventional joints like knee joints are rare and occur mostly due to injury or surgery.
The picture of meniscus tears reveals two distinct phases. On one hand the Meniscus tear is visible and you can see the tear on the X-ray picture. On the other hand, the picture of meniscus tears does not reveal any sign of injury. But when you see the MRI picture of the damaged knee, you will find swelling, instability, and impingement of blood vessels which are responsible for the pain and stiffness in the knee joint.
As earlier mentioned that most of the cases of torn meniscuses occurs in athletes, in this situation, treatment of the injury is a priority. Injuries to the Meniscus tendons should be healed by a trained physician, who uses an operative protocol. There are many surgical techniques to cure the torn meniscuses. Most doctors prefer non-surgical options and rarely use surgery in healing torn meniscoid muscles.
Some of the medical intervention recommended by experts are Taping of the knee, Surgical stabilization of the knee and Meniscal Release, which uses a laser beam to cut through the Meniscus tear. In order to treat the Meniscus tear in a cased with a sudden acute knee attack, a Taping technique should be used. When a cased patient suffers from acute knee attack due to meniscal tear, a Taping technique can help the patient. This procedure should be done within three days of the acute knee attack.
There are several kinds of medical therapy, which can treat a meniscus tear. One of the best medical therapies is called Kinetic Therapy, which helps the body to move faster when there is a meniscus tear in the knee. This kind of therapy requires the use of elastic bands. You can use these bands as a part of your daily activities while wearing them, or you can also use these bands along with x rays to help you treat the damaged meniscus tear. Another useful therapeutic treatment is called Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to get detailed picture of meniscus tear in the knee.
X rays also help in getting detailed picture of meniscus in knee joints. The picture of meniscus in knee joints can be obtained through a procedure called Medial Spination. In this procedure, a strong magnetic field is placed over the damaged area and the image of the bone structure around the joint is acquired by using an MRI machine. This procedure is done by placing a strong magnet over the knee joint and then an x ray is acquired by the MRI machine to see the bone structure. Once the required picture of meniscus in knee joints is obtained by using MRI, a treatment can be started to help treat the torn meniscus meniscovulus.