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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?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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