Recently, I slipped from the bike and hurt my right knee. Though it is causing less pain during normal walk, it is hurting a lot while walking on stairs. I visited an orthopedic surgeon and he told me to take an MRI. The MRI report is as follows. Impression: Grade 3 tear involving the posterior horn and body of lateral meniscus, extending into the inferior and outer surfaces and associated with parameniscal cyst measuring 11 x 5.3 mm. What does it actually mean? My surgeon informed that I require arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for treating this issue. Is it compulsory? If I had to undergo surgery, then how many days will it take for me to get back to normal like going to the office, walking? Are there any complications associated with surgery in future? Do I need surgery immediately or can I extend this to somewhere around a month? In case of surgery, will the cyst be removed along with the tear? My surgeon informed that the cysts are very common for everyone. They have least impact on pain and there is no necessity of removing the cyst. Please help me out.
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It would have been ideal if you had posted your MRI films for me to see as without them I can only comment and answer your questions with limited knowledge of your condition.
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