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85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: If your joint is in-

-good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline.
This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time.

In brief: If your joint is in-

-good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline.
This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time.
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