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Worries :(

Hi,
I am recovering from a partial menisectomy of my lateral meniscus in my right knee, Although it went great and I am DELIGHTED to be back running again, I was recently informed that I lost 40-50 percent of my meniscus during surgery because it was so torn up.

Does this mean that osteoarthritis is inevitable in my near future? I am only 16, and hope to be running as long as I can. :( Is it possible that osteoarthritis could end my pain-free life at age 30?
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
Well, yes, partial meniscectomy does increase the risk of osteoarthritis, especially in recreational runners. However, the actual risk varies from person to person. It depends on your family history, weight, other diseases you may have or develop, your foot wear, how you use the knee etc. Please discuss with your doctor. You doctor and physical therapist will be able to assess your risk and guide you regarding the best rehab and use of knee in your case. 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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thank you so much for the advice!
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