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Repeat Meniscus injury

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  • Posted By: gdieckmann
  • November 3, 2008
  • 10:24 PM

I am 19 years old and I recently injured my meniscus again while at work. This makes tear number 5 in the past year for the same knee. I've had two surgeries done. The first was the removal of the tear and the second was a meniscus repair.

All five of the tears are from excruciatingly menial tasks, getting out of chair, standing up, checking the bottom of my shoes.

What I don't understand is how this can keep happening over and over, especially at my age. What does this mean for when I get older?

I wouldn't be as confused if I hadn't done my physical therapy or blown off my exercises, yet I progressed through both extremely well.

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