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Is it time for arthroscopy if I suffer from knee pain symptoms?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Arthroscopy can be very effective in treating certain knee conditions, and not helpful in others.
See an orthopedic physician to undergo a full diagnostic discussion and examination to see if arthroscopy is right for you.

In brief: It depends

Arthroscopy can be very effective in treating certain knee conditions, and not helpful in others.
See an orthopedic physician to undergo a full diagnostic discussion and examination to see if arthroscopy is right for you.
Dr. Vishal Shah
Dr. Vishal Shah
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes, not alway

Rarely does knee pain require arthroscopy.
It can be due to many things: bursitis and tendonitis are soft tissue locations and not arthritis. Not all arthritis in the knee needs arthroscopy. Sometime x-rays or ultrasound or MRI can clarify the problem. Physical therapy and exercise are cornerstones of therapy to help the knee. At time pain from elsewhere like the hip can cause knee pain.

In brief: Sometimes, not alway

Rarely does knee pain require arthroscopy.
It can be due to many things: bursitis and tendonitis are soft tissue locations and not arthritis. Not all arthritis in the knee needs arthroscopy. Sometime x-rays or ultrasound or MRI can clarify the problem. Physical therapy and exercise are cornerstones of therapy to help the knee. At time pain from elsewhere like the hip can cause knee pain.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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1 comment
Dr. Stuart Springer
The questoon is when do you get the pain? What relives it? What is the pain due to? Did you have an MRI? Have you done physical therapy? Does the knee swell? Does the pain interfere with your qulity of life?
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