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Knee Pain

I have been having knee pain for quite some time now. Initially was taking it light, but recently got the same checked and MRI was performed. Dr.'s conclusion are as follow:

1. Grade 2C tear of medial meniscus.
2. Moderate to severe joint effusion distending the suprapatellar bursa with underlying
osteoarthritic changes at knee.
3. Bone marrow edema is noted at the medial tibial condyle.

Yet to meet my docter in two days. Wanted to know what all the above means and how bad could be the condition of my knee as it has starting very bad from the last 3 days. Due to this I am putting more pressure on left knee and that too pains.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
You have tear in medial meniscus and degenerative joint changes. Usually oblique and horizontal tears of the medial meniscus involve the white portion of the medial meniscus and are not fully repairable with conservative treatments. The tear in the red zone of medial meniscus will heal with rest, elevation, ice and compression, followed by physiotherapy. However, since big tears usually do not repair fully, partial or complete removal of meniscus (meniscectomy) is performed. If conservative treatment to reduce joint effusion does not help, you may need knee replacement. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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I agree with Dr. Mathur's assessment. I would like to add that the menisectomy she mentions can all be done arthroscopically. We do them in same day surgery. Best of luck! jd1963
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