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A 35-year-old female asked:

Prominent oblique grade 2 signal in posterior body of medial meniscus , small joint effusion in left knee what should i do doctore said it will heal within 1 year but i have pain whenever i walk?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Although only a tiny percentage of cartilages with grade 2 signal on MRI turn out to have tears on arthroscopy, the presence of fluid with persistent pain is suspicious of a tear in your case. You could get a second opinion or get rechecked by your orthopedic surgeon in in a few weeks, if you think there is no improvement in your symptoms.
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