Tears in Meniscus & ACL
Hello Doctor, I am from Hyderabad and came to know from MRI report that there are tears in my left knee at medial,lateral meniscus and ACL. Here, is the impression comments given in my MRI report:- 1. Oblique tear in posterior horn of medial Meniscus 2. Grade II horizontal tear in posterior horn of lateral meniscus 3. ACL appears bulky with intrasubstance hyperintensities, full thickness mid substance tear, retraction of torn ends and mild laxity of PCL. I am having 40 years. I approached 2 orthopedic doctors, the first doctor suggested to undergo arthroscopy surgery for ACL and both Meniscus repairs. But, second doctor said that surgery is required for Meniscus (either suture or clean of tear part) as my lifestyle is related to IT software activities and normal life style. Attached MRI report for your reference. Can these meniscus tears will heal themselves with out surgery? Please provide your suggestion on next steps.
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