Torn Meniscus of Knee

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What is Torn Meniscus of Knee?

There are two menisci in the knee, one on the inside (medial meniscus) and the on the outside (lateral meniscus). The most common causes for the meniscus to tear are traumatic injury (often seen in athletes) and degenerative processes.

Common symptoms reported by people with Torn Meniscus of Knee

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Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Torn Meniscus of Knee

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Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (12) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (5) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7) Torn Meniscus of Knee (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)

Data from patients with Torn Meniscus of Knee, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Torn Meniscus of Knee

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Torn Meniscus of Knee (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (12) Pain (1)
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(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (5) Pain (2)
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(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Drowsiness 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (7) Torn Meniscus of Knee (1)
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Perceived effectiveness
for Torn Meniscus of Knee (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Pain
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Allergic reaction Difficulty urinating (dysuria) 3 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic Kidney Disease Dry skin
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6)
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(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Dizziness
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Pain (1)
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(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Nausea
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive sleeping (hypersomnia)
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Gastric Ulcer
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)

Data from patients with Torn Meniscus of Knee, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Torn Meniscus of Knee on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 11
30s 35
40s 61
50s 118
60s 62
70+ 10

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 24
30-39 years 34
40-49 years 28
50-59 years 36
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 196
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from Torn Meniscus of Knee patients who have completed their condition history
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