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Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Are you having any problems such as pain, difficulty walking and doing activities?
A tear in the posterior lateral horn of the meniscus is a tear on the outside portion of the back of the knee.
If surgery is done, this is usually a fairly easy procedure and done with a small scope.
Intermittent pain, not severe, scale 3, pain comes from twisting and seems to be come from both sides of knee.
This is more than likely coming from this small meniscal tear - which is the cartilage that separates the tibia and femur (lower and upper) bones.
A scope procedure should be able to help you and this is a same day procedure.
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Thanks -- I am cyclist and have backed off my riding substantially. Was riding 100 - 150 miles/wk.
Yes, you might benefit from having the surgery so this doesn't complicate you cycling
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Thanks - how do you think cycling would affect this injury prior to surgery? I was riding 100 - 150 miles per wk. and have basically quit riding. At times would get low level pain that would go away when continued riding, sometimes o painWas getting low level pain sometimes and sometimes not -- seemed to be
Cycling can further increase the size of the tear.