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

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
14
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (14)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
13
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (12) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8) torn meniscus of knee (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (4) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5) torn meniscus of knee (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for torn meniscus of knee (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization knee pain from surgery 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (14)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for torn meniscus of knee (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (12) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision nausea 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction difficulty urinating (dysuria) 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (8) torn meniscus of knee (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic kidney disease dry skin
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
gastric ulcer
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for torn meniscus of knee (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (4) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive confusion drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5) torn meniscus of knee (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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 14
30s 42
40s 97
50s 148
60s 112
70+ 27
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 35
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

66% Female
34% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 221
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from torn meniscus of knee patients who have completed their condition history
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