Orthopedic Case of the week – June 17, 2022
What happened to his left knee??
75 year old presented with multi year history of worsening left knee pain. History of scope surgery for lateral meniscus tear at the age of 51. He now has severe arthritis in the left lateral knee. Scope surgery to remove torn meniscus increases arthritis!
A recent journal article looked at this issue and concludes: Scope surgery to remove meniscus “results in a faster rate of joint space narrowing compared with knees undergoing nonsurgical management of meniscal tears.”
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