A 26-year-old male asked:
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is bucket handle tear surgery categorized in "cartilage repair (using arthroscopy)" or some other category for informing insurance?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes, if you had a meniscal repair surgery.
Answered on Mar 22, 2013
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Probably: I'm no expert on insurance jargon, but the meniscus is a type of knee cartilage that is treated with arthroscopic surgery.
Answered on Mar 8, 2015
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