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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is it like to get arthroscopy for torn miniscus?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Like any surgical --: Procedure, it'll hurt but this incisional pain gets better all the time. Your pain from the torn meniscus will be eliminated, after the surgery. You'll need pt afterwards. You'll be getting pain meds for a couple of weeks. A month or so later you'll be glad to get rid of the meniscal tear symptoms. Good luck.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about arthroscopy for torn miniscus?

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Dr. Harry Dollahite
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Good operation: Of all arthroscopic operations, the one with the best and most predictable outcome is meniscal surgery. However, if your meniscus is torn, it may be a heralding sign of advancing degenerative change within the knee. There is no knee operation associated with a quicker recovery then a partial meniscectomy. Meniscus repair surgery takes a longer time to recover, but preserves the meniscus.
Last updated Feb 4, 2014

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