A 43-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me about arthroscopic meniscus tear removal, along with removal of a baker's cyst and repair to the patellar cartilage?

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trimming torn tissue: Meniscus: usually trimming torn portion. Bakers cyst is usually coming from the meniscus tear. Often , this can be drained back into the knee during the scope. The patellar cartilage likely is not going to repaired but torn edges trimmed.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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