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How should a medial meniscus tear be treated?

A medial meniscus tear is typically treated with surgery. An orthopedic surgeon has a few options to treat the tear with surgery: removal of the medial meniscus, trimming the remaining uninjured part, or stitching it back together. Treatment options vary depending on the severity and/or location of the meniscus tear.

(This answer provided for NATA by Sara Y. Pittelkau, MA, ATC, LAT.)

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