A member asked:

H/o medial meniscectomy 6yrs back,now pain on lateral side of knee?fresh mri show medial meniscus retear in remnant and pf wear?need surgery again?

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Recent articles show knee exercises are as good or better than surgery for knee arthritis and meniscal tears treated with use and quad strengthening show almost the same results as surgery. If Aleve (naproxen) and good athletic shoes offer comfort, I'd avoid further surgery. Take Chondroitin daily and hope for the best.

Answered Feb 29, 2016



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