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How Long Can A Torn Meniscus Take To Heal Without Surgery
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Simple surgery: Usually in uncomplicated cases with advanced current techniques, about 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
2-3weeks: All depend weather the meniscus was excised (partial menisectomy)or it was sutured. Simple uncomplicated menisectomy no more than two weeks, repaired one about six to eight weeks. ...Read more
Meniscus surgery rec: That really depends on if they shaved it out or repaired it. If it was simple tear, then you should be healed, or ready for full activity before 90 days. If it was a repair and you were advised to not put weight on it, then the recovery will be much longer (3-5 months). ...Read more
After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?
After my really torn meniscus surgery, I have been going to pt and I'm in a bledsoe brace bending to 120 degrees. What can I do to heal faster and wal?
More strengthening: Exercises for the involved leg especially the quadecepes an, hamstring and the calf muscles. ...Read more
I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus about a year ago, and my knee still hurts if I am active for too long. Shouldn't it be healed by now? Or is there another problem?
May just be arthriti: Its common to have articular cartilage wear in the knee called osteoarthritis. Meniscus pain is sharp & acute, common with twisting and squatting. Arthritis pain is usually a dull achey pain with first getting up, after long periods of activity, at night at the end of along day, with stair climbing, rising and sitting, getting on and off the toilet. Xray shows space lose. See you doc try injection. ...Read more
I have a torn meniscus and the doctor wants to do surgery which makes me nervous. It has been feeling better in the past two weeks. He said it won't heal on it's own but I'm reading that surgery isn't always necessery. I'm confused. Can you help?
If confused: If you're confused, get a second opinion from a competent orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
How long should I wait to have my right hip totally replaced if I just had surgery on my left knee for torn meniscus?
Wait until...: You are over your knee scope completely. Some patients who have their knee ' fixed' feel better and have less hip pain and a better gait @ 6-8 wks. However., if u have avn and/or advanced oa of the hip and your pain is interfering w/ your quality of life have it replaced when you are ready. Discuss w/ your surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more
Knee surgery for broken femur + torn meniscus a couple years ago. Still in pt but in constant pain but I take ibuprofen daily. Why does it still hurt?
Femur & meniscus: If injury was intros articulate, may have irregular, painful, arthritic joint. Other possibilities include scar, verve problems, & soft tissue injury with pain. ...Read more
Orthopedic surgeon: It is not always necessary to have surgery for a torn meniscus as they are quite commonly found in many people who have no symptoms. However at your young age an untreated torn meniscus can lead to other knee issues at a later time. Accordingly you should take the advice of a skilled orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Hi, I have a torn meniscus for last 4 years. I want to repair it naturally. .. Without surgery. .. I feel pain all the time. .
No: It is very rare for a meniscus to heal without intervention. It really depends on where the tear is. If it is peripheral, it can be sewn together if at the time of surgery it looks like an appropriate option. These choices really are made in surgery. Some will advocate injecting prp into the tear but there is mixed information on this. If you have had this for 4 years, I doubt it will ever heal. ...Read more
About to have 2nd torn meniscus surgery... Is a repair or removal better and why does this keep happening. Only 24 and never had accident or injury?
Repair if possible: Only certain types of tears (peripheral around the rim) are repairable. Results are somewhat age dependent younger better than older people have better results. Partial meniscectomy still has a chance of increased arthritis in the long run. Joe dimaggio ripped his meniscus standing up on a bus so there doesn't have to be result of an accident. ...Read more
Quad exercises: Any trauma to the knee (including surgery or arthroscopy) can cause quad inhibition, where the quad muscles stop functioning normally. It is most important to retrain them to work properly. Walking without a limp, exercise bicycle, stairclimbing, lunges, and squats are all excellent ways. Isometrics (holding the knee straight for long periods) is another excellent exercise. ...Read more
If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?
What to do if I think I might have a torn meniscus on my right knee : (do I need to do surgery for that?
Depends on the severity of the tear, but w/ the failed conservative treatment that you describe (pt & injections) I would think that you are a good candidate for surgery. While many options such as pt & injections may help relieve your symptoms, you are likely to have lifelong complications w/ a torn meniscus such as arthritis. You should see an orthopedist to help evaluate.
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Yes, but do as your:
Surgeon tells you. Once healing is complete, you can resume training. Almost all athletes do so but after proper training and after clearance from the surgeon. Premature return can result in serious injury and would delay the return to all physical activities.
So heed your orthopod's advise. ...Read more
Eval: Find out why it still hurts. If the meniscus was trimmed or repaired properly, then it generally doesn't hurt. Persistent pain can be from improper trim or repair with residual tear, a new tear or injury, or from arthritis unrelated to the meniscus tear. Depending on your age, arthritis is the most likely possibility. ...Read more
See below: Depending upon your underlying medical conditions other types of surgical anesthetic options for this procedure include local, regional, and spinal anesthesia besides the general anesthesia. There are benefis risks and alternatives of all the above check with your anesthesiologist and surgeon. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
A common knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, gets torn or stretched. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your ...Read more
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