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Chances of repairing meniscal tear without surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   can a miniscal tear be repaired without surgery ? what are work activity limitations if you work in the E.R
Doctor :   meniscal tear
Doctor :   isit
User :   yes
Doctor :   Physical activity is allowed, as tolerated
Doctor :   f the injury is acute or if you have a high activity level, knee arthroscopy (surgery) may be necessary. Age has an effect on treatment. Younger patients are more likely to have problems without surgery
User :   what do u mean I'm talking about working in the E. R
Doctor :   depends on the extent of tear
Doctor :   You should not put your full weight on the knee. You may need to use crutches. A knee immobilizer is often applied to prevent further injury to the joint.
Doctor :   u can work with knee immobilizer
User :   like a brace ?
Doctor :   if it is mild tear
Doctor :   yes
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