Tag: meniscal tears


Think Before Repairing Meniscus

Surgical repair of a meniscal tear may be just what the doctor ordered, but the doctor may not have read the latest research, which suggests that the surgery is good for young athletic people with acute tears, but that older people with partial tears are probably better off¬† with exercise […]

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Clipping Knee Cartilage Doesn’t Help

For decades, surgeons treating meniscal tears have clipped and smoothed any dislodged cartilage they found. Why? ¬†Because it seemed like it would help. But now comes a study from doctors at the University of Buffalo suggesting that the practice, called debridement, doesn’t actually benefit the patient. In fact, patients who […]