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A 67-year-old female asked:

i have long spinal fusion, loose hardware. taken three momentum falls, la ding on my knees. have tears in meniscus' of both knees. hylauronic inj/sx?

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Dr. Alexander Sah
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 14 years experience
Injections or surg?: Meniscus tears may or may not require surgery. Injections of various types my provide symptomatic relief. Tears that cause repeated pain, swelling, and/or mechanical symptoms like locking or catching may benefit most from knee arthroscopy (using small camera to clean up tears). Have evaluation with a knee specialist.

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