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Cartilage Tears of the Knee and Shoulder

Primary Care

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Your age is a primary consideration for treatment. If you are young and healthy, we may recommend surgery. If you are older and have osteoarthritis or other conditions that make it harder to recover from surgery, we may recommend non-surgical options.

Overview

Our specialists may conduct a MRI scan to determine the extent of your injury. Or we may recommend arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that enables us to see the damage from within your joint. We may also use arthroscopy to repair your knee or shoulder by inserting a small tube with a camera and instruments into the damaged area. Arthroscopy typically involves less pain and faster recovery than open surgery.