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A torn meniscus often can be identified during a physical exam. Your doctor might move your knee and leg into different positions, watch you walk, and ask you to squat to help pinpoint the cause of your signs and symptoms.


If your knee remains painful despite rehabilitative therapy or if your knee locks, your doctor might recommend surgery. It's sometimes possible to repair a torn meniscus, especially in children and younger adults.

The pain and disability associated with a torn meniscus prompt many people to seek emergency care. Others make an appointment with their family doctors. Depending upon the severity of your injury, you might be referred to a doctor specializing in sports medicine or a specialist in bone and joint surgery (orthopedic surgeon).

Torn Write Prevention (TWP) is a feature that ensures 16KiB write operations are not torn in the event of operating system crashes or power loss during write transactions. This feature is available for AWS customers using instance store on AWS Nitro SSD based EC2 I4i storage optimized instances, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), a block storage service, when attached to all EC2 Nitro-based instances, and Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS), a fully managed, open-source cloud database.

Torn write prevention is a block storage feature designed by AWS to improve the performance of your I/O-intensive relational database workloads and reduce latency without negatively impacting data resiliency. Relational databases that use InnoDB or XtraDB as the database engine, such as MySQL and MariaDB, will benefit from torn write prevention.

Typically, relational databases that use pages larger than the power fail atomicity of the storage device use data logging mechanisms to protect against torn writes. MariaDB and MySQL use a doublewrite buffer file to log data before writing it to data tables. In the event of incomplete or torn writes, as a result of operating system crashes or power loss during write transactions, the database can recover the data from the doublewrite buffer. The additional I/O overhead associated with writing to the doublewrite buffer impacts database performance and application latency, and it reduces the number transactions that can be processed per second. For more information about doublewrite buffer, see the MariaDB and MySQL documentation.

With torn write prevention, data is written to storage in all-or-nothing write transactions, which eliminates the need for using the doublewrite buffer. This prevents partial, or torn, data from being written to storage in the event of operating system crashes or power loss during write transactions. The number of transactions processed per second can be increased by up to 30 percent, and write latency can be decreased by up to 50 percent, without compromising the resiliency of your workloads.

To confirm whether your instance and volume support torn write prevention, query to check if the instance supports torn write prevention and other details, like supported block and boundary sizes. For more information, see Check torn write prevention support and configuration.

For torn write prevention to work properly, an I/O operation must meet size, alignment, and boundary requirements, as specified in the NTWPU, NTWGU, NTWBU fields. You must configure your operating system to ensure that the specific storage subsystem (file system, LVM, RAID, etc) does not modify I/O properties down the storage stack, including block merges, splits, or block address relocation, before being submitted to the device.

To confirm whether your instance and volume supports torn write prevention, and to view the NVMe namespace vendor specific data that contains torn write prevention information, use the following command.

Torn write prevention is enabled by default on supported instance types with supported volumes. You do not need to enabled any additional settings to enable your volume or instance for torn write prevention.

For MySQL and MariaDB, you must use -C 16384 to match the database page size. Setting allocation granularity to a value other than a multiple of the page size can result in allocations that might be mismatched with torn write prevention boundaries of the storage device.

If you are using Logical Volume Manager (LVM) or other storage virtualization layer, make sure that the starting offsets of the volumes are aligned on 16 KiB multiples. This is relative to the underlying NVMe storage to account for the metadata headers and superblocks used by the storage virtualization layer. If you add an offset to the LVM physical volume, it can cause misalignment between the file system allocations and the NVMe device's offsets, which would invalidate torn write prevention. For more information, see --dataalignmentoffset in the Linux manual page.

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Knee arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure, is often used to treat meniscal tears. During an arthroscopy, a small, lighted, optic tube (arthroscope) is inserted through a small incision in the joint. Images of the inside of the knee are then projected on a screen allowing the provider to repair or trim out the torn portion of the meniscus. For young patients, preserving as much of the meniscus as possible is important to preserving knee health.

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone). There are a few options for repairing rotator cuff tears. Your orthopaedic surgeon will discuss with you the best procedure to meet your individual health needs.

Methods and measures: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, and SPORTDiscus from1966 to August 2006 and extracted all English- and German-language studies that reported the diagnostic accuracy of individual physical examination tests for a torn meniscus. We retrieved data regarding true positives, false positives, true negatives, and false negatives to create 2-by-2 tables for each article and test. Like tests were then subjected to meta-analysis and subanalysis. Cochran Q test and the 12 statistic were used to examine for the presence of heterogeneity and the extent of the effect of heterogeneity, respectively. A qualitative analysis was also performed using the QUADAS tool.

Conclusions: No single physical examination test appears to accurately diagnose a torn tibial meniscus and the value of history plus physical examination is unknown. Differences between studies in diagnostic performance remain unexplained, presumably due to local differences in the way the tests are defined, performed, and interpreted. We recommend a more standardized approach to performing and interpreting these tests and the development of a clinical prediction rule to aid clinicians in the diagnosis of a torn tibial meniscus.

Football players and others athletes in contact sports can tear a meniscus when twisting the knee, pivoting, cutting, or decelerating. Meniscus tears can often happen in combination with other injuries such as a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

If your child's knee is stable and does not lock, the RICE formula, combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medication, may be all that's needed to treat the torn meniscus. Blood vessels feed the outer edges of the meniscus, giving that part the potential to heal on its own. So, small tears on the outer edges often heal themselves with rest.

A torn meniscus often happens suddenly during sports or other activities that cause a person to twist, rotate, bend, or lift very heavy objects. A torn meniscus causes a knee pain that often worsens over the span of a few days.

For some people with a torn meniscus, a doctor may recommend physical therapy to strengthen the surrounding muscles. Often physical therapy is recommended in conjunction with conservative or surgical management.

Additionally, older adults naturally have an increased risk of knee injuries including a torn meniscus due to age-related knee changes and degeneration. When this happens, there is often no direct incident that causes the damage.

Many people with a torn meniscus can still walk with the injury. Some athletes may even continue to play their sport with the injury, especially immediately after the incident as it may take several days for the stiffness and swelling to develop fully.

A torn meniscus is a tear in the cartilage of the knee. The meniscus functions to improve the fit between the femur and the tibia, to absorb shock and distribute load in the knee, and to help move lubricating fluid around the knee. The meniscus can tear from either trauma or injury or from degeneration.

The meniscus is made of fibrocartilage, which gives it a rubbery texture. Within the meniscus there are also fibers of collagen that help maintain the shape of the meniscus. The meniscus has blood supply only at its outer attachments. Therefore, about 4/5 of a meniscus has no blood supply and therefore cannot heal if it is torn.

A torn meniscus needs immediate attention when it "locks" the knee. A knee is locked when it will neither completely bend or completely straighten because something is caught inside. Locking implies that the torn part of the meniscus has displaced into a part of the knee where it doesn't belong or fit.

A torn meniscus can also produce catching or locking of the knee. Sometimes the knee is stuck in midrange for days at a time. Sometimes the patient can "unlock" the knee by bending and twisting it before trying to straighten it.

A torn meniscus usually produces well-localized pain in the knee. The pain often is worse during twisting or squatting motions. Unless the torn meniscus has locked the knee, many people with a torn meniscus can walk, stand, sit, and sleep without pain. Other people find that the torn meniscus prevents them from participating comfortably in their usual daily activities. 041b061a72


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