Does a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root need surgery?

Meniscus. If symptomatic then the answer would be yes. Not all meniscus tears especially partial ones require surgery. However please understand that the meniscus has very poor healing capacity on its own.

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Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Maybe. A finding of a tear on MRI does not mean you need surgery. The key to determining if you need surgery is reproducible pain that prevents you from performing the activities that you enjoy. Swelling is another factor that would indicate that surgery is necessary. Read more...
Meniscal tear. The indications for surgery are locking or catching, knee giving way, recurrent fluid on the knee, pain that you can't live with, and failure of conservative treatment. Read more...

Do I need surgery for a partial tear of the medial meniscus posterior horn root?

Possibly. Meniscus tears can heal on their own if they are small. Otherwise, sometimes they can just become asymptomatic and no longer cause pain. If they continue to cause symptoms such as pain and swelling after 6 to 8 weeks, then surgery is usually required. This involves a knee arthroscopy which is an outpatient procedure. Read more...
It depends. It depends on whether it is causing enough symptoms to warrant surgery. Many small tears seen on MRI are related to degenerative changes in the meniscus and do not require surgery. Read more...

I have both a tear in the body of medial meniscus and a vertical tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is this common? Will surgery be re

Meniscal Tears. Medial meniscal tears are common in the knee. The type you describe is the most common tear, affecting both the body and posterior horn. Surgery is an option if you continue to have pain along the inner part of the knee and, especially, if you have mechanical symptoms (locking or catching of the knee) during range of motion. Read more...
Yes. This is a common injury only your orthopedic doctor can give you specific advice and treatment options. Read more...

I have an oblique central zone tear involving the posterior body segment of the medial meniscus. It is contiguous with an undersurface tear predominatlyl Peripheral zone tear of the posterior horn. Is surgery in my future?

Yes. If the MRI report you just read correlates w/ your symptoms( medial sided knee pain, worse w/ turning, twisting ,pivoting maneuvers , squatting ; swelling etc.) and a history of an injury or similar episode that could cause these problems, yes. See an experienced arthroscopist as this may be a repairable tear. Ask about potential healing 'aids' that may increase the chance of the meniscus healing. Read more...