A 44-year-old male asked:
I am experiencing stiff knee pain, left knee giveaways
i did an mri on both knees i have meniscus tear in both knees
first do i have to do the operation? i did two acl surgeries in left knee
can i do it in both knee in same day
what recovery period
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Orthopedic consult: You had 2 left knee ACL surgeries & now left knee givesway.
Try to pick non surgical treatments.- physiotherapy & injections in to the joints can be tried
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Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Arthritis : Given age, 2 prior ACL reconstructions, & current symptoms, you likely have traumatic arthritis. The status of your ACL graft, type of meniscus tear, & severity of arthritis will determine the treatment recs. To answer your Q: you never HAVE to have surgery, & both knees can be scoped simultaneously. BUT I agree - try PT, ACL brace, injections, and anti inflammatories before considering a 3rd sx
305 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 16, 2018
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