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How long does it take to heal from meniscus injury?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend: If the injury is tear of the meniscus and the tear was taken by arthoscopy it should take 3-4 weeks to heal.If the meniscus was repaired it take about 3-6 month.Good luck .Thanks.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 54 years experience
Depend on treatment: If after a meniscus injury part of the meniscus is removed then recovery can be very short depending on the status of the muscles; if meniscii are repaired they take about 8-12 weeks to heal again depending on the status of the muscles.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long can it take for a damaged meniscus to heal?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
It varies: This depends on the extent of the tear and the type of treatment chosen. If not treated surgically, most meniscus tears never truly heal, although with time and perhaps medications, therapy and/or injections sometimes symptoms can subside in 6-12 weeks. If arthroscopic partial excision is undergone, "healing" can take 3-6 weeks. If arthroscopic repair is undergone, healing can take 3-6 months.

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