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No swollen locking catching knee can bend stairs pain on & off what will happen if complex entire horizontal lateral meniscus tear is left untreated?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine

In brief: It will get worse

I would expect that the tear will worsen and that your pain and dysfunction in the knee will also worsen.
Eventually arthritis will develop.

In brief: It will get worse

I would expect that the tear will worsen and that your pain and dysfunction in the knee will also worsen.
Eventually arthritis will develop.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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