A 65-year-old female asked:
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i have meniscus tear and arthritis under knee dr said joint replacement not arthroscopic surgery is long lasting help more do u agree ?

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Dr. Maureen Ziboh
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes : The decision to have a joint replacement is usually based on the age of the patients as well as the extent of injury. At 65 if you have to have a lot of work done in the knee the best thing to do would be to go ahead and have a knee replacement .
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritis: Hi, in older people with Arthritis the treatment for Meniscal tear is knee replacement rather than repair. Because the tear is most likely caused by the Arthritic joint.A study has been done and published in New England journal of Medicine and it shows Knee replacement is superior to repair, also Physical therapy in some cases is as equal to the surgery.
Answered on May 17, 2018

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