Our expert says:
Most people would opt for the more conservative route (physio/exercise) to first see whether this would help. If you still have pain and discomfort after a while, you can consider surgery, but that is only my opinion. An orthopaedic surgeon who specialised in knee surgery would obviously know better, but remember that you as the patient have the last say. You should therefore make an informed decision weighing up all the pros and cons and discuss this with your doctor.
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