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A 29-year-old female asked:

Just worried... if an mri of the knee comes back with a positive sign of a tear what should i be looking for/asking my dr. when i see him next?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends... : It all depends on exactly what part of the knee suffered the tear( ligament, meniscus) and to what extent. If it is not severe it is usually treated with physical therapy and anti inflammatory meds.If it severe an orthopedic surgeon can tell you if surgery is required or not.
Dr. Joel See
Dr. Joel Seeanswered
20 years experience
Don't worry abou it: An MRI is just a picture, and needs to be evaluated in the proper context. If the MRI was not ordered by an orthopedic surgeon, it can often lead to excessive worry. I recommend talking it over with an orthopedist.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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