What are recommended treatments for a damaged meniscus in a 20 year old?Sport Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery
I'm a 20 year old female. I recently injured my right knee during my sports training. The doctor has diagnosed a damaged meniscus. What are the recommended treatment options for a damaged meniscus?
I am sorry to hear of your Injury. The best treatment for your meniscal tear depends on:
- The location
- Extent of the tear
According to these factors, treatment modalities will be recommended by your doctor.
For minor ones meniscal tears, your doctor may consider trying a course of medication and physiotherapy first.
If it doesn’t get better, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery would be the next best option.
Severe meniscal injuries are usually treated by arthroscopic surgery, which may be either a meniscal repair or a partial meniscectomy.
Dr Sean Ng
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