Who Can or Can’t Wait?
Surgeons: Meniscus Surgery Now, Later, or Never?
Possible to wait?
Q: Under what circumstances do you think a patient should wait to have meniscus surgery? When should a patient not wait? If you or a family member were a meniscus tear patient in the “Could Wait” category, would you choose to wait or to have surgery?
“Bucket-handle tears where meniscus has flipped over…
about 20 to 25%”
What’s below? See research with knee meniscus surgeons and what they say about patients who have the option of delaying meniscus surgery to see if they improve without it. Surgeons discuss the importance of issues such as knee locking, knee buckling, or other knee instability as well as the extent of pain or size of tear. Includes extensive direct quotes from surgeons.
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