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Should I have a knee arthroscopy surgery if I am middle aged and have a meniscal tear which causes some catching or locking, and am otherwise healthy?
MedHead Confidence Score: 2
Amount Saved: $8,000 knee arthroscopy cost
If you are middle aged (30’s to 40’s), arthroscopic knee surgery did not help with pain and function including knee locking or catching.
1. Sihoven R, Englund M, Turkiewicz A, Jarinen TL; Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study Group. Mechanical symptoms and arthroscopic partial meniscectomy in patients with degenerative meniscal tear: a secondary analysis of a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2016; 164(7):449-455. 2. http://health.costhelper.com/torn-meniscus.html