A 53-year-old member asked:
what are some of the pros and cons of having a arthroscopy operation on a meniscus tear?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Waldman answered
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Relief of pain: Arthroscopy can remove or repair a torn meniscus, improving pain and function. Complications are rare, but like all surgery, it can result in infection, blood clots or other complications. Also, surgery is not guaranteed to be successful.
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mostly pros: If its torn and hurts, painfully clicks, painfully blocks motion, limits you function, makes you apprehensive about bending or walking or stair climbing, or makes it difficult to sleep then the scope has many pros. It solves those symptoms. Cons, risks of surgery, continued pain sometimes, a rough scope can damage the cartilage surfaces so go to a good scope surgeon, infection, blood clotsl.
Answered on Jun 13, 2019
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