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A 44-year-old female asked:

What can be done for a displaced meniscus or extrusion of the medial meniscus? i was told to live with it but i can't please explain and help me

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Arthroscopy: If your pain is truly from your meniscus, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or repair is your best option.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Displace meniscus: I am not sure why you were told to live with it. If the meniscus is displaced then you could benefit from arthroscopic surgery to remove it. Sometimes an extruded meniscus is seen with arthritis. Even then, if the pain is significant, surgery may give some relief. I would suggest that you seek a second opinion.
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Conservative : At your young age this can be treated with injections including viscosupplementation as well as an unloaded brace if you have a thin leg. Other options are low impact exercise, physical therapy, weight loss, nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
this poor lady keeps asking these same ? over and over and over on this site she might be better served by going and getting a 2nd opinion maybe a scope would help unfortunately i doubt that the injections will do much in this situation
Apr 21, 2013
Last updated Jul 31, 2018


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