A 53-year-old member asked:
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Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If you desire to get back to an active lifestyle, typically yes.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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