Torn meniscus of left knee

Torn meniscus of left knee


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Old 11-09-2019, 10:54 PM
tophcfa tophcfa is offline
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Meniscus tear surgery is arthroscopic and has a quick recovery. It mostly involves cleaning up the damage, but can sometimes involve trying to repair minor cartilage damage. It's worth doing as there is little downside and lots of possible upside. Plus, a skilled surgeon can give you very good diagnosis of your overall knee health once they get into your knee with the scope and check everything out. I have had both knees scoped a couple of times, as well as ACL reconstruction on the left knee and a total knee replacement on the right knee. The left knee will eventually need to be replaced, but I am in no hurry to go through that again anytime soon. I really enjoyed skiing moguls, playing football, basketball, lacrosse, and hiking as many big mountains as I could. Unfortunately, if I could do it all again I would have taken it a lot easier on my knees. Oh well, water under the bridge. I wish I could recommend a good orthopedic knee surgeon in the Villages area, but my guy is up north. Get it taken care of and good luck.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:55 AM
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Went to 2 ortho Doctors for mine, I have torn both. They don't recommend fix unless last resort. Will advance knee replacement. Tried low level cortisone and gel shots. Worked good in one knee, not the other. So putting up with the discomfort, but it is not stopping me from golfing. Hesitant to go back to pickleball.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:27 AM
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Appreciate all the feedback. So far it seems to be pretty evenly split between advising for or against surgery. As I am only having minimal occasional discomfort with my knee, (I have not needed any cortisone injections, etc), it sounds like there is no rush to proceed with surgery? Or will I be making it worse by waiting? I am also thinking about trying physiotherapy as a first step. Has anyone tried physiotherapy with good results as an option to surgery for a torn meniscus?
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