A 54-year-old female asked:
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i had an arthroscopy for a bucket handle tear of a lateral discoid meniscus. the post op x-rays demonstrated acute arthritis of lat joint space. ?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When?: Was arthroscopy done recently? Were there mechanical sx(i.E locking and catching)? What does "acute" arthritis mean? Arthritis is a chronic process. Arthritis in the lateral joint space and degenerative meniscal tears go hand in hand.
Answered on Dec 29, 2013
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Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Bad sign: Generally discoid menisci are treated early in life. It is likely you have prominent arthritis that has developed after the meniscus surgery.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
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