A meniscal cyst is an out pouching of joint fluid located along the peripheral margin of the meniscus, and is frequently associated with horizontal meniscal tears. It can also be due to compression injury to the periphery of the meniscus. An MRI is often warranted to assess if the meniscus is torn in order to guide whether conservative treatment will be sufficient in the form of physical therapy or if surgical intervention is needed.
To cut, or not to cut? To repair, or to let heal? To rehab without fixing? To live with imperfect parts? Each of these questions is faced every day by surgeons and their patients. Here are a few decisions about incisions.
Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free…all these variations of diets originally designed to address irritable bowels are exploding—apparently, because people’s bowels are now explosive. Celiac, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and their relatives are being diagnosed more frequently than ever. As a society, Americans are becoming both more mindful and more stressed. Could these be linked through the gut?
Top skier breaks her leg. Doctor fixes it, gives her narcotics, and sends her home. She’s told to come back in two weeks for a checkup and have the rod taken out in a year. Doctor moves on to the next patient. What is wrong with this picture?