I am 30 years old male, I practice from time to time 1-2 times week one of these sports (tennis, soccer, badminton, squash, volleyball).
2 years ago I started to feel some mild pain while playing sports or jogging.
Last year I did physical therapy targetting to strenghten the knee (my PT thought is a patellofemoral syndrome).
after 2 months the pain become was reduced.
this summer again, I started having the same pattern of pain even after 1 mile of fast walking.
I was able to see a knee specialist, and after an MRI, they found the following:
Full Thickness vertical tear of the red-white junction of the posterior Horn of Medial meniscus. There is no free fragment, bucket handle or secondary osteoarthridis.
I surgery is scheduled next monday, and Since I am planning to be very active this summer and cannot take more than 1 week of time off from my job, I am worried how much does it take to completly recover from this kind of surgery if :
1-the torn mensicus portion was removed
or in the case the surgeon put it back
1 more question:
Since I do not feel any locking or major disconfort with my knee, and even the mcmurray and other tests failed to make me feel the pain, I was wondering if in my case, the surgery is the only option ?
I was not able to discuss these issues with my surgeon, and the next time I can see him is 5 minutes before the surgery, so I better cancel the surgery now if it can wait of it is not really needed:)
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