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Can physical therapy help a meniscal tear instead of surgery?

Meniscus tear. Probably not as meniscal tears tend not to heal. You should consult with an orthopedic surgeon concerning proper treatment and care. Read more...
Yes. Not every meniscus tear requires surgery. Some meniscus tears if they are in the "red zone"area where they get blood supply may heal. Others that are in the "white zone" that do not have a good blood supply may not heal. Physical therapy can strengthen the muscles supporting the knee and will often help. Your doctor can help you decide on conservative versus surgical treatment. Read more...

Can you please recommend some effective physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

Quad strength. The best thing to do is to keep your quadraceps muscle strong with straight leg raises and or wall sits. Also, avoid lunges, knee extensions, squats, and running activities. Read more...

What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

Surgery? A torn medial meniscus usually does not heal, the ligament sprain will heal on its own. If you are having pain, locking or instability, then you may need arthroscopic surgery to treat the meniscus tear. Read more...
See answer. Arthroscopic surgery for the meniscus followed by joint exercise /rehabilitation may be appropriate – talk to your orthopedic surgeon. Read more...