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A 49-year-old female asked:

Can a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot repair a manicus tare?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not likely: Meniscus is made of cartilage and cartilage-tear in general heal poorly--because it has very low blood supply. A cortisone shot can help reduce inflammation and pain, but probably won't help in healing it. As a matter of fact, cortisone-injection may make the tear worse, depending extent/type/location of the tear. Best is consult your doc/ortho service. Good luck.

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