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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10) torn meniscus of knee (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
9
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (9)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
8
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (8) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
7
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (6) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (3)

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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
itching allergic reaction 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (10) torn meniscus of knee (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for torn meniscus of knee (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (9)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for torn meniscus of knee (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (8) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for torn meniscus of knee (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
torn meniscus of knee (6) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sedation sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
gastric ulcer
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness tiredness increased 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (3)
  • 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 10
30s 49
40s 102
50s 168
60s 134
70+ 35

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 170
Female 337

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