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A 48-year-old member asked:

Do i need to have surgery when i have torn a ligament in your knee?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on several things like which ligament is injured, what symptoms it is causing, age/activity level of patient, exam findings, and the appearance of imaging studies.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2013

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