Ok. My girlfriends father just had an MRI and found out he has a tear in his meniscus. He felt it tare a while back and it has been hurting him on and off for about 2 months now. He recently was canceled off his insurance for some stupid reason, and therefore has no insurance and cannot afford surgery if there is any way to avoid it. So, I'm asking if anybody knows a little bit about his options that are different than surgery. Like can he do physical therapy or anything else. I am not very optimistic, but I am just hoping someone knows something. Also, those who have had surgery, how much did it cost? I am only thinking of the arthroscopic surgery, since that is more common now. If you do have good advice, if you have any references or anything rather than just your word (no offense) I would appreciate it so I can look into it further. Every search on the topic that I have done only deals with surgery. Thanks in advance, I and he both appreciate it.