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oblique tear of posterior horn
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oblique tear of posterior horn
Hello
I had a workplace injury and i just got my MRI result which shows "There is oblique tear of posterior horn of medical meniscus, also There is a detached fragment of medical meniscus and we are dealing with a bucket-handle type tear of the medical meniscus. There is complete tear of the ACL and PCL is intact".
I am not a medical person and don't understand this terms doctor told me to do surgery. can you explain me in simple term and after surgery it will be normal?

Thanks.
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700223 tn?1318169294
Essentially, you have two injuries to your knee. The first is a torn medial meniscus, or a torn cartilage. The rest is a description of the shape of the tear. A bucket handle flops back and forth inside the knee, like the handle on a bucket, and can cause pain, locking, and swelling. This treated arthroscopically and will require either repair or removal of the damaged piece of meniscus.
The second injury is a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, (ACL). The ACL is a stabilizing ligament that keeps the femur in concert with the tibia when your body twists on a planted foot. Depending on your age, activity level, and degree of instability, this is treated with surgical reconstruction, or Physical therapy and bracing.
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Thanks doctor for your reply, my age is 40 and right now i can not make my leg straight and lock the knee it stays in bend position. i am more eager to know my knee will be normal after surgery?
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700223 tn?1318169294
your locked knee is likely caused by the bucket handle meniscus tear. this should be removed or repaired as soon as possible to avoid a permanent contracture. I would not recommend ACL surgery at the same time. That should only be considered when your range of motion has been restored
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