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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have two tear in left meniscus bucket handle n radial tear as well as my right knee has grade 1 sprain in ligament acl...is menisctomy necessary?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Maybe: If acl intact would do whatever possible to do meniscal repair at your age.
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: The meniscus doesn't heal well in most instances. If the meniscus is causing problems with the knee function, i recommend an arthroscopy.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2016

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