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
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Type
Equipment
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (12) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (12)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9) Torn Meniscus of Knee (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)

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

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6) Torn Meniscus of Knee (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Depressed mood (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

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Perceived effectiveness
for Torn Meniscus of Knee (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (12) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Torn Meniscus of Knee (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Pain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (12)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic Kidney Disease Dry skin
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (9)
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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 (9) Torn Meniscus of Knee (1)
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(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Torn Meniscus of Knee (5) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Muscle and joint pain 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (7)
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(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Gastric Ulcer
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxiety and frustration Chronic constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6) Torn Meniscus of Knee (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Suicidal thoughts or urges 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Depressed mood (1)
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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 2
20s 15
30s 40
40s 85
50s 131
60s 92
70+ 23
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 26
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 222
Not Diagnosed 12

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