Hi, I need some help to understand my Meniscus tear in left knee. Orthopedic Doctor advise me go for surgery, but I feel like to take second opinion. I had been told that it can't be heal as the blood supply is less than 20% in this area. Is this type of Meniscus tear can be heal / cure without surgery ?
MRI Report for Left Knee IMPRESSION : Complex but predominately oblique undersurface type tear involving the posterior horn of the medical meniscus extending towards its junction with the meniscal body. There is some associated reactive or stress-related subchondral bone marrow edema seen along the periphery of the medial femoral condyle.
Comment: Multiple MRI examination of the left knee was performed. Comparison is made with plain radiographs.
There is small joint effusion and a small Baker's cyst.
Lateral meniscus demonstrates no evidence of tear. There is a complex but predominantly oblique undersurface tear involving the posterior horn of the medial meniscus extending towards its junction with the meniscal body. There is subchondral bone marrow edema seen along the peripheral aspect of the medial femoral condyle which may be reactive to the adjacent medial meniscal tear or may reflect some stress-related marrow edema. No discrete subchondral stress/insufficiency type fracture line is seen at this time.