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What is the recovery time on a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.

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Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

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What is the recovery time for a torn meniscus without surgery?

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Usually infinity: A torn meniscus needs to be addressed arthroscopically. Meniscii have no blood supply and do not heal.

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