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A 38-year-old male asked:

Gr 2 tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus with focal tear reaching inferior articular surface and gr 2 in femoral attachment of mcl. pl advise?

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 21 years experience
Knee Injury: Although physical therapy and other support modalities (like knee braces) can stabilize your knee helping with function, these injuries typically won't heal. This is why, orthopedic surgeons often manage this disease process -- as it may require an operation to repair those tears if conservative management fails. Your regular doctor can manage the conservative care phase of treatment.
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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Need more informatio: Classification of meniscal tears as a grade is not usually utilized. Grading is typcially an MRI finding. Grade 2 signal implies midsubstance degeneration. If the signal extends to the articular surface it can indicate an actual tear. Mri often finds things that are not symptomatic. A grade 2 mcl tear will typically heal in a brace. Meniscus may need surgery.
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Last updated May 6, 2016

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