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A 21-year-old female asked:

My mri shows that i have an oblique tear in the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus on my left knee. can physical therapy heal this? or surgery?tnx

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
May be not: All depend of the pain and range of movement of the knee.
Dr. David Mcguire
54 years experience
Try PT first: If it doesn't respond in two months or so, probably needs arthroscopy.
Last updated Jul 17, 2017


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