A 41-year-old member asked:
I have had two knee scopes done on both of my knees and they still give me problem. they swell, pop, i can't climb stairs. can i have another meniscus tear?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: Could be another meniscus tear. The difficulty with stairs suggests cartilage damage behind the kneecap (patella). I recommend that you see your orthopedist for evaluation.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Unlikely: Many arthroscopic procedures to fix minor tears or clean up the knee are unnecessary and unhelpful. Your issue is much more likely to be osteoarthritic pain than a true symptomatic tear.
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Last updated Jul 19, 2014
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