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Old 01-20-2013, 02:41 AM   #13
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In your case, there was no advanced arthritis coupled with the meniscal tear, and surgery can be effective in these cases.

In your friend's case, there was advanced arthritis along with the meniscal tear (which I presume was caused by wear and tear over a prolonged time).

In these cases, surgery (to either treat the articular cartilage or repair the tear) is not effective.
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