Rikki's meniscus presentation


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  • C shaped rubbery disk that cushions the knee in between the thighbone (Femur) and the shinbone (Tibia) Acts as a cusion to when u jump or squatt your tibia and femur are protected
  • Aggressive rotating
  • Unable to move knee easily Locking of knee.. Occurs when a piece of the torn meniscus folds and prevents the knee from moving IT becomes easier to tare as you get older because your cartilage begins to wear and lose resilience.
  • Pivoting in ball and tennis Twisting in hockey, Tennis, and football
  • 1 and 2 are not visible in and arthroscopic exam. 3 is usually when surgery is needed. Minor heals within 2 to 3 weeks. Moderate can cause the immobility of knee and cause it to be stiff. Severe…. of the knee….. Catch, pop or, lock
  • Longitudinal Bucket Handle Flap Transverse Torn Horn
  • Some athletes may still be able to play depending on how bad the tear is. Try to avoid painkillers
  • Rikki's meniscus presentation

    1. 1. Torn Meniscus By: Rikki Thompson
    2. 2. What is the Meniscus <ul><li>C shaped rubbery disk that cushions the knee
    3. 3. There are two Menisci
    4. 4. One on Inner edge of the knee and another on the Outer edge of knee. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Causes of a Torn Meniscus <ul><li>Forcefully twist the knee
    6. 6. Deep Squatting
    7. 7. Suddenly Stopping </li></ul>
    8. 8. Symptoms of Torn Meniscus <ul><li>Symptoms may not always occur when the injury is initiated. </li></ul><ul><li>Pain running or walking
    9. 9. Swelling
    10. 10. Tightening of the knee
    11. 11. Locking and popping </li></ul>
    12. 12. Sports that Contribute to Injury <ul><li>Basketball
    13. 13. Hockey
    14. 14. Football
    15. 15. Tennis </li></ul>
    16. 16. Prevention <ul><li>Warm up properly before the game
    17. 17. Stretch
    18. 18. Protective braces
    19. 19. Good footwear
    20. 20. Try out Balancing exercises
    21. 21. Rest and Recovery after a game or practice </li></ul>
    22. 22. Types of Meniscus Tears <ul><li>Graded from a scale of 1-3
    23. 23. Minor-Swelling and a bit of pain
    24. 24. Moderate-Pain at the side or center of knee
    25. 25. Severe-Piece of the meniscus tears away and gets in between the joint space </li></ul>
    26. 27. MRI Images of Torn Meniscus
    27. 28. How to get back on the Court? <ul><li>Surgery
    28. 29. Brace the knee
    29. 30. Compression wrap
    30. 31. Ice the swollen area
    31. 32. Ultrasonic treatment </li></ul>
    32. 33. Work Cited http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00358 http://www.thestretchinghandbook.com/archives/meniscus-tear.php