A 40-year-old member asked:
Should i get surgery after tearing my acl and meniscus? from whom?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Bailieanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
YES: If you are near normal weight and active, especially if participating in sports such as basketball, volleyball, softball, hiking, skiing... Then you need a stable knee and the meniscus should be repaired (if possible). See a fellowship trained ortho sports medicine specialist who does a minimum of 50 per year.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
A small ACL tear and a flipped meniscus? Is surgery needed?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. G Jason Huntanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: It depends on your activity level, pain associated with the injury, and presence of mechanical symptoms like locking up, giving out.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 2, 2013
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