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A 33-year-old male asked:

i have a torn acl & meniscus. is surgery the only option.

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Not the only option: Some patients can recovery fairly well with nonoperative treatment with aggressive PT/rehab and a brace. However, there is risk that the meniscus can tear further, lock the knee joint and create continued pain. Also, without the ACL the knee can remain unstable, further increasing risk to the meniscus. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

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