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Done with MRI scan. Should I do Arthroscopy?

Jul 2013
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MRI of right knee has given impression: Right knee joint Medial meniscus grade 3 tear.Long standing degenerative changes with minimal joint fluid(/reactionary). Should I get Orthoscopy done?
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Posted Sun, 27 Oct 2013 in Arthritis
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, You need an Arthroscopy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

An Arthroscopy of your knee joint serves both Diagnostic as well as therapeutic purpose (by looking into other issues in the knee joint as well as addressing the excision of meniscus).

So, I suggest you to go for it without hesitation.

Hope I have addressed your query. Happy to help further

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Follow-up: Done with MRI scan. Should I do Arthroscopy? 22 hours later
Thanks.How much is recovery time?
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It may take around 6-8 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mr XXXXXXX Nice to hear from you.

Return to full function after an Arthroscopic meniscal excision / repair may be expected in 6–8 weeks.

You might be asked to take a physiotherapy programme for a few days, after the surgery to strengthen your Quadriceps muscle.

You should avoid activities (in future) like impact sports which causes more strain on the joint and may cause further damage to the already compromised meniscus.

Hope I have justified your query. Good day
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