Decision Aid Summary

Title Meniscus tear: Should I have surgery?
Audience People with a meniscus tear.
Options included Have surgery to fix a meniscus tear.
Don't have surgery. Use home treatment and physical therapy to treat your knee.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Knee Injuries and Disorders
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
9 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.