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Alex Rodriguez’s Torn Meniscus by John Elder Posted Mon 11 Jul 2011 10:53am It seems like this year’s Major League Baseball season has been riddled with injuries. Unfortunately, you can add another big name to that list. It was announced at the end of last week that Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees would miss 4-6 weeks of action after an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his right knee. What’s interesting i ... Read on »
The verdict: Torn meniscus by stipeygirl75 Posted Thu 09 Dec 2010 12:00am OK when the doc announced I needed another surgery, he expressed extreme dismay and said, "What is going on with your body? You're set to have more surgeries than ME!" I'd guess he's in his mid 40s. I don't really feel that way at all - I know I have EDS/Chiari and that's why my body tends to fall apart more quickly than others. I'm OK with that ... Read on »
…. and the Doc Says….. by Nutritious Foodie Posted Thu 01 Apr 2010 6:41pm Well my friends I called the Doc today…  got an appointment for 1:30 PM… after an x-ray and a MRI… Doc said “you have torn your meniscus” Disapointed G asked “well Doc can I ride the MS-150 ride?” Doc said “sure you can… it will hurt and you might ride slow but you can do it, make sure you take Alieve with you so you can take 2 twice a ... Read on »
Clinical Examination for Meniscus by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Sep 2009 10:26pm Today’s post is a review of a recent meta-analysis looking at the accuracy of clinical tests for meniscal lesions from our friend Dan Lorenz, MS, PT, ATC/L, CSCS. RESEARCH UPDATE: Clinical Tests for Meniscal Lesions Dan Lorenz, MS, PT, ATC/L, CSCS It has been estimated that approximately 27% of all outpatient physical therapy visits are ... Read on »
drugs by Judith L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 2:53pm I went to see a doctor yesterday. Actually a physician's assistant, who did a fairly cursory exam of my knee. She said it's possible that I tore the meniscus. From Zimmer : Causes Because the meniscus is strong and elastic in people under 30, a forceful twisting injury (such as one that might occur while playing sports ... Read on »
Question from a reader: MCL Tear and What To Do? by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Mar 2009 3:15pm 1 Comment This takes less than 8 minutes to read. If you have an MCL injury, you'll find it very worthwhile. I recently received an email from a reader, Nancy, (the email is below my answer with personal information removed) who was struggling with a few things after tearing her Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) in her knee. I boiled them down to these: ... Read on »
Wouldn’t Want To Be In Her Shoes by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Thu 13 Jan 2011 11:30am Power Of Positive Words – R , , My mom lives her life constantly sleep deprived. Her severe Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms are so severe – even with multiple medications – that she rarely gets an appropriate amount of sleep. There are ... Read on »
Is There a Place in Medicine For Divine Healing? by Dave H. Posted Fri 16 Mar 2012 9:00am I looked at the registration sheet in the transfer packet. His religious preference indicated “ISL”. My patient was a follower of Islam. My heart sank. I thought, "There's no way he'll let me pray for him." The unit secretary was still copying records, so it would be a while before we would transport him to another hospi ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Steristrip-suture combo for thin skin lacerations by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 30 Mar 2011 12:00am Lacerations of elderly patients or chronic corticosteroid users can be a challenge because they often have very thin skin. Sutures can tear through the fragile skin. Tissue adhesives may not adequately close the typically irregularly-edged laceration. How do you repair these lacerations? Do you just slap a band-aid on it? T ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Finger nailbed laceration repair by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:00am Over the years, I have been frustrated by how inelegant finger nailbed closure is. Nailbed lacerations are often sustained by a major crush injury, resulting in a stellate and irregular laceration pattern. This typically also requires the crushed fingernail to be removed. Cosmesis is never ideal because pieces of the nailbed are often missing, ... Read on »