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I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
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In brief: Did they say why?

Did your doctor(s) at the VA say why they "refuse" to treat you? Do they think the risks outweigh the benefits? Have they offered physical therapy or other alternatives to surgery? Without treatment, your symptoms will continue & likely get worse.
Internal damage to the knee (with or w/o surgery) can contribute to arthritis. You need answers to these questions! Please ask! Best wishes.

In brief: Did they say why?

Did your doctor(s) at the VA say why they "refuse" to treat you? Do they think the risks outweigh the benefits? Have they offered physical therapy or other alternatives to surgery? Without treatment, your symptoms will continue & likely get worse.
Internal damage to the knee (with or w/o surgery) can contribute to arthritis. You need answers to these questions! Please ask! Best wishes.
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