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A 24-year-old male asked:

I had my meniscus torn really bad, i had surgery on it in november. i'm in pt, what can i do to let my meniscus heal faster, so i can walk again.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Meniscus tear: The tissue heals relatively quickly. If they repaired it then you are kept off it for 6 weeks. Over the next 3-6 weeks therapy will advance your activities and you should do well. The best thing is to follow your surgeons and therapists instructions. If you had the meniscus debrided (trimmed) you should be doing well by now.
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Unusual: You have unusually long recovery from meniscectomy. Talk to your surgeon or look for 2 nd opinion.
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Last updated Jan 11, 2013
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