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Pain in the knee. MRI showing displaced flap tear along the body of lateral miniscus, sprain anterior cruciate ligament. Do I need to go for arthroscopy?

Hello Dr. I am from India , I had pain in my right knee . After consulting doctor, he ask for MRI , after that in MRI result some points are there,1. Displaced flap tear along the body of lateral miniscus. 2. Sprain anterior cruciate ligament . 3. Partial tear lateral collateral ligament. 4. Moderate joint effusion ., what should I do know, should I go for arthroscopy
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
hi puneet..
thanks for ur query..
well basically i want to emphasize on the point that the treatment of tear in lateral meniscus depends on the type and size of the tear which u have not mentioned..

Small tears can be treated conservatively, with rest, ice, and pain medications until the pain is under control,keeping the leg elevated like pillow under your leg while lying down.. then exercise may be started with gradually increasing intensity, to improve range of motion and decrease swelling. More severe tears of the lateral meniscus require surgical repair or removal, which can often be done arthroscopically.
Many patients choose initial conservative or nonsurgical treatment for a meniscus tear..If conservative therapy fails, surgery may be a consideration..

well for better decision taking consult a sports injury specialist available in premium hospitals like apollo..
i hope this solves ur query..
if u have any further doubts or followup queries feel free to discuss.. wil be happy to clear them..
wish u a speedy recovery.
take care...
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Acupressure Specialist Dr. A.K.Sangal,M.D (Acu.&Mag.)'s  Response
u may take treatment from acu. n mag. specialist in your area. how ever u may place south pole of magnets two paining side of your knee for half an hour twice a day for 10 days to reduce pain. for magnets requirement cont;-Mob; 9358187406
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