New York, NY
A 65-year-old female asked:
In cart. left in l. knee, rt has year in meniscus, doc. wants to operate on 2@ same tine followed but series of uncovered inj. crazy?
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Choice: Problems with knees do not carry the same concerns that, for example, heart problems do. Tears of the cartilage or ligaments are not mandatory surgery; neither is arthritis. At your age and if not particularly active, therapy is safer and probably cheaper. You can save surgery for nothing helping severe debilitating pain.
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Last updated May 1, 2014
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