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What is the period of time it takes for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
6 to 8 weeks: It depends on the anatomical location of the torn meniscus. If it close to the peripheral vascular zone then it has a good chance to heal. If it is in the inner third nonvascular zone then the chances of healing are poor.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How long can it take for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

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Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Forever.: Meniscus tears rarely heal on their own. Only the outer third of the meniscus has a blood supply, and even tears in this region typically need to be repaired if there is to be any hope for healing. A torn meniscus in a young to middle-aged patient should usually be resected or repaired to prevent further damage.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a torn meniscus to heal?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
6-8 weeks : Minimum earlier if you have arthroscopic surgery.

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