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Do I need surgery for a joint effusion, meniscal tear?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: NOT always, but..
A meniscal tear with an effusion (bloody fluid on the knee) is usually a sign of significant internal knee damage.
The torn meniscus may cause more damage to the internal structures of the knee so surgery is usually indicated. Follow the advice of your orthopedist. Hope you are better soon!

In brief: NOT always, but..
A meniscal tear with an effusion (bloody fluid on the knee) is usually a sign of significant internal knee damage.
The torn meniscus may cause more damage to the internal structures of the knee so surgery is usually indicated. Follow the advice of your orthopedist. Hope you are better soon!
Dr. Allen Seely
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