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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

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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?

Dont 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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