Medial meniscus injury

Patient

Q: Hi Doctors, I have recently been diagnosed with an injury to my medial meniscus meniscocapsular complex medial. My knee hurts, swells and feels sore when I stand and walk for long periods. Whenever I bend my knee, it has this clicking sound. I have no idea what this diagnosis is about and would like to seek your advise if there are treatments for this diagnosis. This diagnosis really worries me. Thank you.

Symptoms:  Knee swelling, feels sore, ache in mid-knee region
Doctor

A:   Hello
Thank you posting your query on “Ask the Doctor”.
A home physical therapy program or simply rest with activity modification, ice, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is the non-operative management of possible meniscus tears.
Most meniscus tears do not heal without intervention. If conservative treatment does not allow the patient to resume desired activities, his or her occupation, or a sport, surgical treatment is considered.
Surgical treatment of symptomatic meniscus tears is recommended because untreated tears may increase in size and may abrade articular cartilage, resulting in arthritis.
Arthroscopic pullout repair of a medial meniscus root tear provided better results.
Wish you a speedy recovery

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