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Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology

In brief: Maybe

The good news is that the small marrow contusion should heal with conservative treatment without any complications.
The bad news is that a complex medial meniscal tear usually will not heal, and surgery will probably be necessary at some point.

In brief: Maybe

The good news is that the small marrow contusion should heal with conservative treatment without any complications.
The bad news is that a complex medial meniscal tear usually will not heal, and surgery will probably be necessary at some point.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management

In brief: Not necessary.......

It will depend upon your lifestyle and how active are you.
If not highly active, try conservative treatment like pain management with medication, steroid injection for inflammation and physical therapy for quadricep strengthening. If conservative treatment fails, then reevaluation is needed.

In brief: Not necessary.......

It will depend upon your lifestyle and how active are you.
If not highly active, try conservative treatment like pain management with medication, steroid injection for inflammation and physical therapy for quadricep strengthening. If conservative treatment fails, then reevaluation is needed.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Dr. Tapan Joshi
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