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A 37-year-old male asked:

Mri of my knee was done last week, they found anterior horn lateral meniscus has degenerative changes with apparent tear within the medial portion of the anterior horn. small joint effusion present. ?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Meniscal tear: A degenerative meniscal tear simply refers to a tear in part of the cartilage within the knee joint, caused by wear and tear. Joint effusion refers to fluid in the joint, a reaction to the tear. Meniscal tears can typically be treated conservatively, with nsaids, pt, time, and knee injections, if needed. Surgery is rarely necessary.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2014

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