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Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Knee Problems

You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections.
Why ? At age 35 you are young to have degenerative changes. Complications covers a lot of things and usually implies that things didn't go as planned. If you have pre-existing arthritis then you are going to need to deal with that. Are you overweight? Really we need more information.

In brief: Knee Problems

You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections.
Why ? At age 35 you are young to have degenerative changes. Complications covers a lot of things and usually implies that things didn't go as planned. If you have pre-existing arthritis then you are going to need to deal with that. Are you overweight? Really we need more information.
Dr. Bruce Prager
Dr. Bruce Prager
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ? MRI

Mri might be useful but not for sure and they are expensive not all surgeries lead to a marked reduction in pain / were their other issues in the knee too? Need more/ better data for decision making.

In brief: ? MRI

Mri might be useful but not for sure and they are expensive not all surgeries lead to a marked reduction in pain / were their other issues in the knee too? Need more/ better data for decision making.
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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