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What does my lab test report indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: CASE HISTORY:
My friend has a left leg minuscule tear. on3.ce the knee got locked during a work out session 3 weeks back and unlocked then diagnosed as above by an Ortho. again it got locked yesterday while kneeling in a chair and a wrong turn. this time unlocking seems to be not complete. unlocking could be done only after 4hours of incident. this time I can feel a slight clicking sound if I rub over the knee cap skin .

QUERY:
1. is it advicible to postpone the surgery by another 10days by which I will have the social support to go through the surgery
2. Or will minimal physical activity during this period will make the situation worse ?

is there a alternative to avoid surgery ?
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Surgery required. You may postpone by 10 days. Need to follow precautions

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

I have read your query and understood your problem.

As per the report, there's a complex tear of the medial meniscus and also a degenerative tear of the lateral meniscus.

Also sometimes it is locking, this poses to be a problem which cannot be treated conservatively.

The best treatment is arthroscopic surgery.

You can delay the treatment by another 10 days. It won't make a difference, but do get the surgery done.

Minimal physical activity can be done but must avoid bending the knee, cross leg sitting, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling as much as possible.

A hinged knee brace can be worn while walking. Limb elevation also can provide relief till then.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu

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What does my lab test report indicate?

Brief Answer: Surgery required. You may postpone by 10 days. Need to follow precautions Detailed Answer: Hi there. Thanks for the query. I have read your query and understood your problem. As per the report, there's a complex tear of the medial meniscus and also a degenerative tear of the lateral meniscus. Also sometimes it is locking, this poses to be a problem which cannot be treated conservatively. The best treatment is arthroscopic surgery. You can delay the treatment by another 10 days. It won't make a difference, but do get the surgery done. Minimal physical activity can be done but must avoid bending the knee, cross leg sitting, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling as much as possible. A hinged knee brace can be worn while walking. Limb elevation also can provide relief till then. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu