Anyone out there have some advice regarding surgery to repair a torn meniscus. My MRI revealed a torn lateral meniscus and a tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. I have a scheduled date for a scope, but I have been getting contradictory advice. Of course the Ortho wants to get in there. I trust the guy and feel confident with him, but I am getting other advice to do therapy in lieu of surgery. I had this for about ten months.
I waited for it to heal and when the pain eased up, returned to lower body work, only to have the pain and discomfort again. I have been told that therapy can "fix" it, but also believe that unless it is repaired, it will come back following therapy and returning to weight training. Background; 48 yrs, 6-2, 235, in pretty decent shape, gym rat my whole life, done just about every kind of W/O around.