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A 42-year-old member asked:

Grade 3 tear posterior horn medical meniscus and acl tear, what to do?

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Dr. Carol Hulett
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
ACL tear at age 42: Tough call but if you are experiencing instability you may have to consider repair. One reason to repair is to prevent further damage of menisci . ACL tears can be treated non-operatively with success but you have to modify activities permanently. If you aren't willing to do that then surgery may be better answer for you. Must consider work as well, can you take time off? Can you work now?

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Grade 3 tear posterior horn medical meniscus and also ACL tear, what to do?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
You need surgery. : Young people with an acl tear and meniscus injury are at risk for further knee injury and damage with loss of function without surgery. Surgery consists of arthroscopic acl reconstruction and menisectomy versus meniscus repair. Typically it should be done by a fellowship trained sports medicine otthopaedist.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for a grade 3 tear posterior horn medical meniscus and ACL tear?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Surgery vs Therapy: Most healthy, active people with a torn medial meniscus require arthroscopic surgery to treat the tear. Reconstructing the acl, becomes a more difficult problem. It is a bigger surgery, requiring 6 months to 1 year of rehab. Decision for surgery is based on an individual basis.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How to treat a grade 3 tear posterior horn medial meniscus and an ACL tear?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Surgery: The standard treatment is a knee arthroscopy to reconstruct the acl with tissue that is taken from you or from a cadaver. The meniscus is treated with either a repair or removing the torn portion.

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Last updated May 1, 2015

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