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Knee question
MRI  of knee shows "irregularity and hyperense signal in root of lateral meniscus  , popliteal fossa cysts, small bakers cyst, myxoid degeneration in lateral meniscus and posterior horn of medial meniscus." ( also mild chondromalacia patella??)

Physician is reccommending arthroscopic surgery.... does this sound reasonable??
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1605619 tn?1301635451
Arthroscopy is the way to go!  (I worked for an Orthopaedic Surgeon for 5 yrs...your knee won't get better on its own!)
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Hello!

As you have degenerative tears in your menisci you have to go for surgical arthroscopic correction if conservative management has failed.

In older adults, the meniscus can be damaged following prolonged 'wear and tear'. This is called a degenerative tear. Tears can lead to pain and/or swelling of the knee joint.

Take care!
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