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Knee injury

I recently had an MRI for a knee injury. The diagnosis is "an unstable tear involving the posterior horn and body with vertical and horizontal components extending to the articular surface. The tear extends into the posterior horn root attachment". WIll this injury require surgery?
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Hi there!

Well, the decision between conservative management and an arthroscopic surgery would depend on the symptoms (discomfort and movement restriction), the size of the tear and the presence of associated injuries. If a surgical intervention is considered one may consider a menisectomy Vs a meniscal implant.It would be best to discuss the situation and the possible management options in detail with your orthopedician.
Hope this was useful.

Take care!
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Thank you for the information. It was very helpful.
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Probably just a scope and this is the most minor knee surgery you can have. The recovery time in physical therapy is usually around 6-8 weeks. I've had a scope for a meniscus tear and I am also an Athletic Trainer so I deal with othropedic injuries all the time! No need to worry!
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