One of the most common injuries that arthroscopy can fix is a tear of the meniscus, the layer of cartilage in the knee between the thigh and shin bones and anterior cruciate ligaments etc. What is the reason of your arthroscopy? What is your age?
The surgeon might have looked around your knee for problems. The surgeon may have put other medical instruments inside your knee through the other small incisions. The surgeon might have come to the conclusion that he may not fix the problem.
You need to discuss other options and also about knee replacement with your orthopedic surgeon.
If the menisci tear cannot be fixed, and if you have arthritis and also any other associated problems in the knee then you can consider knee replacements if you have painful symptoms and compromised with quality of life.
Please discuss about this with Dr Gosey or any expert orthopedician specialized in knee surgeries.
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