A 48-year-old member asked:
Do i need to have surgery when i have torn a ligament in your knee?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 21, 2013
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