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Pain in left knee. Does artheroscopy will cure it permanently?

i am 33 years old i have pain in my left knee since last 6 months as per mri i have grade 2 post horn medial meniscus doctor suggested me physio exercise .is it cure by only exercise ? one doctor recommend me for artheroscopy will i get normal life as earlier? is can have any side effect short time or long time of artheroscopy as they removal of cartilage?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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From the description that you have given, you have a meniscal tear and the same can cause locking your knee and then the pain can be severe. Arthroscopy should be done in your case. It is a very safe procedure and generally they dont remove the whole of the cartilage. Instead they remove only a segment of it which can cause problem. Mostly there are no short term or long term side effects of arthroscopy.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
If you need any further help in detail, I will be more than happy to help you.
Wish you good health.
Dr. Pooja Reddy MD
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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