A member 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

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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

Answered Jul 16, 2018



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Dr. Keith Johnson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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

Answered Jul 16, 2018



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