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How can a meniscus tear be treated?

Hi, MRI of my knee shows that I do have mild degeneration of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, and partial thickness tear at the posterior attachment of the lateral meniscus with mild extrusion along lateral aspect. I am female of 38 years old. Knee pain started about 1.5 years ago. An ultrasound showed sprain grade I in the medial collateral ligament. I did physiotherapy. The recent MRI shows the meniscus problem, and medial collateral ligament is normal. Just in case, I sprained the ankle two years ago. I am wondering what is the treatment for my meniscus? Thank you
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

As per my surgical experience, the meniscus tear requires repair via arthroscopy.

The decision of the surgery requires evaluation of
-severity of symptoms
-functional outcomes predictable
-advantages and disadvantages of operating and not operating the system.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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