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How should I treat a torn meniscus?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on symptoms
Not all meniscal tears are managed the same way.
Tear specifics (such as chronicity, tear morphology and location), patient specifics (age, activity level, symptoms of pain/catching) play a major role in determining whether operative (arthroscopic repair vs. Debridement) or nonoperative management is best. You should discuss your specific tear with your orthopaedic surgeon to asses your options.

In brief: Depends on symptoms
Not all meniscal tears are managed the same way.
Tear specifics (such as chronicity, tear morphology and location), patient specifics (age, activity level, symptoms of pain/catching) play a major role in determining whether operative (arthroscopic repair vs. Debridement) or nonoperative management is best. You should discuss your specific tear with your orthopaedic surgeon to asses your options.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See a doctor.
Treatment ranges from non-operative treatment to removal of the torn piece to repair. Variables influencing the proper treatment of a torn meniscus include the patient's age, nature of the tear, presence or absence of other injuries, symptoms, and findings on examination.
An appropriate decision regarding treatment can only be made in consultation with someone trained in caring for these injuries.

In brief: See a doctor.
Treatment ranges from non-operative treatment to removal of the torn piece to repair. Variables influencing the proper treatment of a torn meniscus include the patient's age, nature of the tear, presence or absence of other injuries, symptoms, and findings on examination.
An appropriate decision regarding treatment can only be made in consultation with someone trained in caring for these injuries.
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Dr. Tandy Freeman
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