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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

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Dr. Gregory Carolan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab.
Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri.

In brief: Depends

The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab.
Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri.
Dr. Gregory Carolan
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology

In brief: Yes

If your symptoms are severe or persist too long, then endoscopic surgery for the meniscal tear is indicated.
Usually, a partial tear of the lateral collateral ligament will heal on it own with conservative treatment, and without surgery.

In brief: Yes

If your symptoms are severe or persist too long, then endoscopic surgery for the meniscal tear is indicated.
Usually, a partial tear of the lateral collateral ligament will heal on it own with conservative treatment, and without surgery.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: PT brace surgery

Sa partially torn lcl ligament usually reponds well to bracing and physical therapy.
A torn meniscus if symptomatic requires surgery (arthtroscopic) to either repair it out partially excise it. Most recommend recovering from the ligament injury first and having surgery onle =y if tear is sympotmatic or it prevents you from doing the rehab (especially if displaced).

In brief: PT brace surgery

Sa partially torn lcl ligament usually reponds well to bracing and physical therapy.
A torn meniscus if symptomatic requires surgery (arthtroscopic) to either repair it out partially excise it. Most recommend recovering from the ligament injury first and having surgery onle =y if tear is sympotmatic or it prevents you from doing the rehab (especially if displaced).
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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