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HOW DO YOU TREAT A TORN MENISCUS

Uncategorized Jul 31, 2019

Everyone’s life is not the same and everyone’s needs are not the same so one of the things we have to keep in mind is that the answer is not that same for everyone.

 

In my last post I discussed the symptoms caused by a torn meniscus in the knee. Today we are going to cover the options for dealing with this problem.

PUTTING THINGS IN CONTEXT

One of the most difficult things in medicine is helping patients decide the best treatment for their individual situation. Everyone’s life is not the same and everyone’s needs are not the same so one of the things we have to keep in mind is that the answer is not that same for everyone.

OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT

Unless the knee is stuck and will not bend or straighten at all, a torn meniscus is not an emergency. You can take your time deciding what you want to do about it and not rush into making a decision. The initial treatment consists of activity restrictions, ice, and oral anti-inflammatory medication. Some...

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