Torn meniscus

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Two years this coming June I had a left TKR. Never had any problems with my right knee until December. My pain was on the right side of my right knee. I made CMB appointment with the dr rhetoric did my tkr. After MRI it shows a torn meniscus on the left side. I got a steroid shot but that only lasted about a week. I saw a different Dr in his group On April 6th. He will do surgery on April 23rd to remove the torn meniscus and clean up anything else He sees. He said it takes about 30 minutes.  The pain has gotten to the point I have to have it done. 

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    Is there no way you can have it repaired or sewn back together ? That would obv be better than more surgery and the knee will never be the same without the catilage!  There is so much more they can do these days with repairs.....not sure what part of the world you live in but I would do a bit more research before opting for surgery to remove it completely and of course it would depend on your age. You never said what you had a TKR for two years ago - how did that work out for you ? I am almost 5 months post op but still suffering with pain but not as much as in the beginning - takes a long time doesn't it! Wish you well and pain free soon...

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      Thanks::I’m in the Midwest US. South of Chicago.  My Dr is just removing the torn part. Not all of the meniscus. If I were younger ( Born in the middle of last century) he may have sewn it beck together.  My tkr was a result of a work accident I had in 97.  My left knee had 3 scopes and an ACL reconstruction . There wasn’t much meniscus left after the acl surgery. Arthritis settled in. I saw a picture just before the saws came out and the repaired ACL was gone, it had torn again.  

      The recovery from my TKR was painful but after two months I felt it was finally getting better. Now I can do quite a bit and I’m not worried I throw it will give out. 

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    Apologies - meant to say would be better than a complete removal...not more surgery as of course it's all surgical....!

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