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Meniscus tear op removal of torn cartilage, will this not cause bone on bone grinding or osteoarthritis long term. not sure if i should go ahead?

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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Post menisectomy: Anytime me part of ones meniscus is removed it leads to increase force across the exposed bone.Studies show that removing part of the posterior medial meniscus decreases protection of the articular surface by 50%. Although this is of concern ,leaving a partially torn meniscus will result in more damage to the articular surface ,especially nit ones knee is unstable or locks intermitantly

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Last updated Jan 8, 2016

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