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My left knee has a torn cartilage which is really painful. I can't fully bend my knee when I lie down. Popping and locking as well. Surgery or not?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Possibly

Has torn cartilage been confirmed by an MRI? How long have you had symptoms? Have other treatments been tried, and did they help? If you have a torn meniscus that is causing significant pain, swelling or locking, then knee arthroscopy, a "scope," can be helpful to remove or repair the torn meniscus.
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In brief: Possibly

Has torn cartilage been confirmed by an MRI? How long have you had symptoms? Have other treatments been tried, and did they help? If you have a torn meniscus that is causing significant pain, swelling or locking, then knee arthroscopy, a "scope," can be helpful to remove or repair the torn meniscus.
If I can help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
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