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Knee pain and MRI report found that. Horizontal tear in posterior horn and body of medial meniscus. What is that mean & what treatment we should take?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Watch or scope

If it hurts and your struggling with certain movements that cause pain, then fix it.
If it has settled down and doesnt hurt now then you can delay fixing it until it hurts or restricts motion. Thats my decision tree.

In brief: Watch or scope

If it hurts and your struggling with certain movements that cause pain, then fix it.
If it has settled down and doesnt hurt now then you can delay fixing it until it hurts or restricts motion. Thats my decision tree.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Does the knee swell, lock or give way ? If so find an experienced knee surgeon to be treated surgically. In a young patient this is the best chance to have the best recovery and Minimize any further knee damage
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Arthroscopy?

Next step depends more on clinical exam than the mri; nonetheless assuming you have joint line pain, clicking, and failed a period of rest and medications, the arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy is helpful in a majority of cases.

In brief: Arthroscopy?

Next step depends more on clinical exam than the mri; nonetheless assuming you have joint line pain, clicking, and failed a period of rest and medications, the arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy is helpful in a majority of cases.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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