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Knee ligament or meniscus tear

Also known as Knee Derangement

Knee ligament or meniscus tear is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with knee ligament or meniscus tear, 93% report having knee pain, 31% report having knee swelling, and 22% report having knee stiffness or tightness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of knee ligament or meniscus tear are knee pain, knee swelling, knee stiffness or tightness, knee weakness, leg stiffness or tightness, joint swelling, foot or toe cramps or spasms, and knee cramps or spasms, although you may still have knee ligament or meniscus tear without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with knee ligament or meniscus tear often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy exercises, application of splint, excision, wound care management and other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with knee ligament or meniscus tear include propofol, bupivacaine, sevoflurane, cortisone, sodium hyaluronate, bupivacaine / epinephrine, nitrous oxide, thiopental (pentothal), aspirin / oxycodone, rocuronium, clidinium (librax), penbutolol (levatol) and bromfenac (bromday) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for knee ligament or meniscus tear include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get knee ligament or meniscus tear.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.7x
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