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How long can a torn meniscus take to heal without surgery?

How long can a torn meniscus take to heal without surgery?

Torn meniscus: Frequently a torn miniscus will not heal. It is important to get medical advice, usually from an orthopedic specialist to determine the severity of the tear and whether or not surgery is necessary to get well. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Torn Meniscus (Definition)

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


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After surgery on my torn meniscus how long will I be out of work?

After surgery on my torn meniscus how long will I be out of work?

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

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How much time does it take to recover from torn meniscus surgery?

How much time does it take to recover from torn meniscus surgery?

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

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Should a torn meniscus heal without laser surgery?

Should a torn meniscus heal without laser surgery?

Depends on: Depending on how bad the tear is, prolotherapy done properly can make many tron cartilage areas heal completely.

Visit www. Getprol. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for info on prolotherapy and to find a doctor who does it. ...Read more

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After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?

After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?

Don't think so.: It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee prior to surgery, and after surgery you normalized your gait and felt as though there was an increase in length. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long should I wait to have my right hip totally replaced if I just had surgery on my left knee for torn meniscus?

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

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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

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Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

Depends: Yes, but many factors affect the success of meniscus repair. These include age of the patient (better if younger than 40), location of the tear, and the type of tear. Your surgeon will likely take all these points into consideration when performing your surgery. ...Read more

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Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months. ...Read more

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Will I need surgery if I have a torn meniscus?

Will I need surgery if I have a torn meniscus?

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

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What is the recovery time for a torn meniscus without surgery?

Usually infinity: A torn meniscus needs to be addressed arthroscopically.

Meniscii have no blood supply and do not heal. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do while waiting to get torn meniscus surgery?

What exercise can I do while waiting to get torn meniscus surgery?

Gentle: Walking, stationary bike with the seat up high, slow swimming with a flutter kick.

Avoid squats, twisting, lunges. ...Read more

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What can I do if my torn meniscus hurts at night, does this mean I need surgery?

What can I do if my torn meniscus hurts at night, does this mean I need surgery?

Likely: If you have reproducible joint line pain, swelling, or decreased range of motion you will likely require surgery. I'm assuming you have a tear on mri. If the pain prevents you from staying active follow up with your orthopedist ...Read more

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Hi, I have a torn meniscus for last 4 years. I want to repair it naturally. .. Without surgery. .. I feel pain all the time. .

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

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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?

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

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Had surgery for a torn meniscus - what post-op exercises should I do?

Had surgery for a torn meniscus - what post-op exercises should I do?

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

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Could you tell me what happens if I don't get knee surgery for a torn meniscus?

Could you tell me what happens if I don't get knee surgery for a torn meniscus?

Varies: Symptoms will likely stay the same or worsen over time. Arthritis can develop if there is a large tear causing friction within the joint. If conservative treatment has failed, surgery is likely the only thing that will help. ...Read more

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I might need surgery because I might have a torn meniscus and I play golf. Any ways to avoid it?

Well surgery is deci: Decided by you and your surgeon. Discuss this with your surgeon.

All meniscus tears do not need surgery. ...Read more

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If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

Not always: Pain from meniscal tears often settle down with therapy. Surgery only needed for continues pain or locking of the knee. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I might have a torn meniscus on my right knee : (do I need to do surgery for that?

What to do if I think I might have a torn meniscus on my right knee : (do I need to do surgery for that?

Good candidate: 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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What kind of surgery is done or torn meniscus and tendons?

What kind of surgery is done or torn meniscus and tendons?

Arthroscopy: For a torn meniscus that requires surgery - arthroscopy - but not all torn meniscus require surgery. For a torn tendon - it depends. Some require open surgical repair but others can be treated by non operative methods. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to run a lot after surgery for a torn meniscus?

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

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Are there any side effects from surgery to repair a torn meniscus?

No realy: Repair of the meniscus help the joint stay healthy avoid arthritis in the future. The only side effect the side effects from the procedure itself, all surgeries have potential complications. ...Read more

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What should I do about continued pain after surgery for a torn meniscus?

What should I do about continued pain after surgery for a torn meniscus?

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

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I'm having torn meniscus surgery I don't want to be intubated. Is this normal?

I'm having torn meniscus surgery I don't want to be intubated. Is this normal?

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

Dr. Jack Farr
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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

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