Recent evidence shows that arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) offers no benefit over conservative treatment of patients with a degenerative meniscus tear. However, patients who report mechanical symptoms (sensations of knee catching or locking) may benefit from APM. If you have knee symptoms, seek a physical therapist. Be careful to choose one who will actually prescribed strengthening exercises and not just modalities.

Read more about the study here:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/26856620/

 

Rodiel Kirby Baloy II, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS
HealthPro Wellness Center
Huntington Beach, CA 92646