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A 30-year-old male asked:

I made.mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Nonsurgically: Conservative treatment initially: nsaids, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injection. Surgery only if no better with conservative care.
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
Conservative.: If your physician is not familiar with the condition, i would recommend a sport medicine or orthopedic consultation. Mucoid degeneration of the meniscus refers to a change in the molecular make up of the meniscus as a nonspecific response to injury particularly in a young adult but can be related to aging to older individuals. Treatment is typically conversative, ie, nonsurgical.
Last updated Dec 15, 2021

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