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What could you eat or do for a meniscus tear to heal faster after surgery?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Nothing U can eat-: -but I would advise you 2 avoid NSAIDS, as the inflammatory reaction is needed 2 promote healing. It is very important 2 avoid them in fracture healing. For example, with total joint replacements NSAIDS R given 2 prevent calcium 2 B deposited in the peri operative field.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can a meniscus tear heal after a week?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Not usually: Most tears do not heal. Only the outer third of the meniscus has a blood supply to heal itself but this is not the common way they tear. But, it is common for some small tears to calm down after a week or two and they can be asymptomatic for weeks or months, sometimes years with little tears.
A 17-year-old male asked:

Does a meniscus tear require surgery?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: The meniscus tear require surgery.

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Last updated Apr 22, 2018

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