A 54-year-old female asked:
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 answered
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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