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How Long Can A Torn Meniscus Take To Heal Without Surgery
Torn cartilage: 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 need surgery to fix. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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