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    Can posterior horn of medial meniscus tear be cured with medication?

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Posted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I am a male/34 diagnosed with medial meniscus tear of posterior horn on right leg..presently last two weeks,am under ayurvedic treatment,but of no results so far.So can you advise me,about the allopothy treatment.Can it be cured bymedicine or need surgery.If surgery,what's the duration to resume normal activity at full swing.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It takes 2-3 months to resume normal activity after surgery.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

Treatment of posterior horn of medial meniscus tear may include observation and physical therapy with muscle strengthening to stabilize the knee joint. When conservative measures are ineffective treatment may include surgery to repair or remove the damaged cartilage.
If surgery is required, it takes 2-3 months to resume normal activity at full swing.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Saurabh Gupta 10 hours later
I have uploaded my scan reports.So based on that,is conservative measures better or is surgery recommended.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 34 hours later
Brief Answer:
Surgery is recommended.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through the report attached. Based on these, surgery is recommended.

Wishing you speedy recovery.....

Warm regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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