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A 48-year-old member asked:

Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery time after surgery for meniscus tear?

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Repair vs removal: This procedure is completed arthroscopically. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick; you may start ambulating as tolerated post-op with a debridement. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength.
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Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

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Yes: Depending on the exact nature of the tear the meniscus may heal on it's own. If surgery is needed, the meniscus may be "cleaned up" to promote healing or repaired if there is a structural issue and the blood supply is sufficient.
A 29-year-old member asked:

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.
Last updated Feb 24, 2020
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