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Old 03-05-2005, 10:39 PM   #8
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Re: Torn Medial Meniscus

Have torn the medial meniscus in both knees. One I had surgery on 11 years ago and am still doing aikido on it-it does real good. The other is still torn and stiffens and sometimes hurts if I do too much knee work. I'm hanging on it as long as I can (lose the cartilage = knee replacement later). I had a hyalgan injection and that helped a lot. The general mechanism for injury of the medial meniscus is hyperflexion with external rotation of the foot. That's how I did the first one-tumbing handspring when I was a kid. Aikido aggravated it so I had it snipped. I also had a plicae which is what you may be referring to-not sure. Anyway, I just try to avoid a lot of knee work-sometimes I have good days and sometimes it gives me trouble.
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