What could you eat or do for a meniscus tear to heal faster after surgery?
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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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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.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Does a meniscus tear require surgery?
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Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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