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MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Obviously you have -

-symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee.
You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery.

In brief: Obviously you have -

-symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee.
You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery.
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