Hi everyone, I tore my right medial meniscus right at the root sometime between the end of October and early November (had synovitis in right knee so it's a guess as to when the nature of the pain changed). Anyway I am about 12-14 weeks out and have really been unable to restart my PT exercises without a lot of pain. I have not had a tkr yet as I am a military dependent and they refuse to consider surgery before I am 55. They also do not want to do an arthroscopic procedure unless the knee starts locking up. That the knee hurts and occasionally gives out is not an issue to them. I was able to do some of the quad strengthening exercises (without ankle weights-I had been using 3 pound weights prior to synovitis) as long as I wore a brace on the right knee,which made it very awkward getting in position for some of the floor exercises as my other knee is also bad; but I tried a single set of 10 of the exercises without the brace the other night and am now back on tramadol for pain. Called and tried to get back in to ortho for advice but cannot be seen until 1 March (good old military rationed care). Has anyone else tried to rehab with a torn meniscus? The MRI showed that the meniscus is evulsed. Any advice would be appreciated.