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Not suggesting, TELLING me.
I am a 52 year old male who is active with walking and tennis. I recently developed knee pain , from what I believe was caused by stomping on the brake pedal of my car quickly and forcefully to avoid a wreck.
After a long walk i developed sever pain the next day.
It subsided a little but then was swollen and got a cortisone shot at my first appt.
On a follow up I still had some pain so I got an MRI done.
On MRI consult he infroms me i have a 1-1.4 centimeter “medial posterior horn meniscal” tear and says "you are getting this surgery".
I have researched this quite a bit since then and am not understanding why the words "physical therapy" were not used at all whether in a positive sense or a negative sense.
Later when I called the Physician assistant I asked her more details and she said that some people don't get any improvement after physical therapy.
I also asked Dr. about the pain. I feel pain on the left front side of my right knee but he says that the mensicus tear is in the back on the posterior horn.
I have looked at the MRI and compared it to others and do see the white mark which is typical of this diagnosis but it seems so light and faint compare to other tears i see online.
Also my knee pain is subsiding even though I did 2 full days of brush mowing in a field 2 weeks ago and played tennis last night.
Its strange , when i start playing tennis, it aches a little but when i am done i feel no pain. !?
I am contemplating whether to get this surgery or not. I don't think my tear is sever and worry about getting arthritis years later from having some of it removed.
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