A 35-year-old female asked:

The are two tears in my external meniscus, as well as an acl sprain and two 1 cm cysts in my left knee. there will be a requirement for a surgery eventually. in the meantime, how can i manage the pain. i was taking morphine 2mg and that wasn't helping. no

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Try NSAIDS: NSAIDs will provide decreased swelling from inflammation and injury. Try to stay off narcotic preoperatively so that Narcotics can work effectively after surgery for several days
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