A 48-year-old member asked:
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recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months.
Answered on Feb 24, 2020
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