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What are some of the pros and cons of having a arthroscopy operation on a meniscus tear?
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
6 doctors agree
In brief: Relief of pain
Arthroscopy can remove or repair a torn meniscus, improving pain and function.
Complications are rare, but like all surgery, it can result in infection, blood clots or other complications. Also, surgery is not guaranteed to be successful.

In brief: Relief of pain
Arthroscopy can remove or repair a torn meniscus, improving pain and function.
Complications are rare, but like all surgery, it can result in infection, blood clots or other complications. Also, surgery is not guaranteed to be successful.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mostly pros
If its torn and hurts, painfully clicks, painfully blocks motion, limits you function, makes you apprehensive about bending or walking or stair climbing, or makes it difficult to sleep then the scope has many pros.
It solves those symptoms. Cons, risks of surgery, continued pain sometimes, a rough scope can damage the cartilage surfaces so go to a good scope surgeon, infection, blood clotsl.

In brief: Mostly pros
If its torn and hurts, painfully clicks, painfully blocks motion, limits you function, makes you apprehensive about bending or walking or stair climbing, or makes it difficult to sleep then the scope has many pros.
It solves those symptoms. Cons, risks of surgery, continued pain sometimes, a rough scope can damage the cartilage surfaces so go to a good scope surgeon, infection, blood clotsl.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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