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A 45-year-old female asked:

torn meniscus x 2 lateral and cyst found after 15 mths swelling on and off mri last week dr wants operate 6 th october any alternative i can walk?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus tear: Obviously a meniscus tear is not a life-threatening condition, so one option is to observe. After 15 months of persistent pain/swelling, things are unlikely to improve, especially if there is locking/ catching of the knee. Other non-operative options include bracing, physical therapy, injections, and activity modification. These may not provide long term benefit, but could be tried before surgery

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