I wrote recently I used to be recognized with a torn lateral meniscus in my left knee. This causes joint fluid to leak, so I’ve a knee cyst. The ensuing lingering bump is what led me to have it checked out. Yesterday I had a follow-up with my orthopedic surgeon and he confirmed it was a horizontal meniscus tear. He stated it is in an space the place the blood provide is low, so there isn’t any good surgical choice to repair it. The choices are to attend and see or take away the meniscus solely. For now, we’re going with the primary one. The excellent news is that he says the arthritis in my knee hasn’t superior too far and I ought to have extra good years off the knee so long as I keep away from affect loading, particularly operating, and that I hold the encompassing muscle tissues in form. So my train program of biking, power coaching, and mountain climbing (cautious on the descents) serves me effectively.
I discovered one counter notice on the internet that horizontal tears might be efficiently repaired, so I’ll proceed to analysis this situation and probably search a second opinion. However there isn’t a rush, as a result of I’m asymptomatic and the state of affairs shouldn’t be altering shortly.