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A 32-year-old female asked:

medial meniscus tear , does it heal?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Not usually: Meniscal tears do not usually heal on their own but require surgical intervention.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for a medial meniscus tear?

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Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Surgery: Because meniscus tissue is cartilage and has a poor ability to heal, the standard treatment is an arthroscopic meniscus repair or meniscectomy.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

Explain medial meniscus tear within mid substance of meniscus with myxoid degenerative signal within posterior horn plz. Treating etc?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus tears: Recommend formal consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. Consider a virtual consult.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Ive been told I have a fat pad impingement and a possible medial meniscus tear, what is the difference in the symptoms?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Symptoms: Both are causes of knee pain. Torn cartilage pain may be very positional, there in one position and gone in another. In acute tear of meniscus knee swelling is common. Knee fat pad inflammation usually produces chronic pain when impingement occurs. An mri would show either problem.

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