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Meniscal Tear Treatment Options

Clip Number: 17 of 37
Presentation: Bone and Joint Conditions, Tests, and Procedures
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Reviewed By: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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There are several ways that the doctor can treat knee problems,
Usually, your doctor will start with simpler treatments, such as:
• Rest
• Activity changes
• Steroid injections into the joint
• Medication and
• Physical therapy.
However, if your symptoms do not get better with these treatments, and your doctor feels that a surgery will help you, a knee arthroscopy is usually recommended to repair or remove a torn meniscus. Knee arthroscopy uses a specialized camera called an arthroscope to look inside the knee.
Because a knee arthroscopy is an elective surgery, there are no serious or life-threatening consequences associated with not having it.
 

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