A 29-year-old female asked:
Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later.
Answered on Mar 29, 2015
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Complete tear of posterior horn of the lateral menscus and flipped meniscus anteriorly is surgery needed
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!