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How long can it take for a damaged meniscus to heal?

How long can it take for a damaged meniscus to heal?

It varies: This depends on the extent of the tear and the type of treatment chosen. If not treated surgically, most meniscus tears never truly heal, although with time and perhaps medications, therapy and/or injections sometimes symptoms can subside in 6-12 weeks. If arthroscopic partial excision is undergone, "healing" can take 3-6 weeks. If arthroscopic repair is undergone, healing can take 3-6 months. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

How long can it take for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

Depends: Depends on location, severity , blood supply, activity level. If it is going to heal it can take 3 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for torn cartilage to recover and repair?

How long does it take for torn cartilage to recover and repair?

Depends: This is a tough one to answer because recovery is defined differently and different body parts recovery differently. Technically, cartilage does not have a blood supply and so does not have the potential to fully heal. Sometimes pain associated with cartilage damage will subside, but it is difficult to predict how long this will take or if it will happen at all. Treatments are available. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a torn ligament to heal?

How long does it take for a torn ligament to heal?

DependsLocationSever: There is no fix period for torn ligaments.The healing period will vary based on the location of the ligament and the severity like if it is patial tear or complete and other co existing injuries,like cartileges and bones.And it also depends on the type of treatment like,rest,PT and any surgical intervention ...Read more

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How long can it take for a totaled knee to heal?

How long can it take for a totaled knee to heal?

Tree to four months: All depend on the surgery itself and how complicated it was(the surgery)a simple non complicated total knee should be well heal in about tree to four months with the proper reha protocol.Complicated total knees reconstructions, such as bone graft, ligaments realesaes, very deformed knees with augmentation are a lot different and need differents protocolss with longer periods to heal. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the damage. A simple strain will heal in about 4-6 weeks. I complete tear needs surgery. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a fractured knee to heal?

How long will it take for a fractured knee to heal?

Depends: This will depend on the type of fracture, degree of fracture, any open fracture or contaminated fracture and your general health and co-morbid conditons and medications. Bone usually heals in 4-6 weeks. It can be sooner or later. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a PCL to heal?

How long will it take for a PCL to heal?

Depends on: The severity of the injury. It varies as well person to person. I would start physical therapy. And build up the strength. Would help with healing process ...Read more

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How long can it take for a fractured ankle to heal?

How long can it take for a fractured ankle to heal?

Depends: It depends on the injury area and how it is treated. General would be 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken hip to heal?

How long will it take for a broken hip to heal?

Months?: Depending upon the nature of the injury; and the skill of the orthopedist who repaired it(if surgery was needed), and the physical therapist on the case, etc...Conservatively i would say a good 3 months before the hip is "healed". ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

Depends: This depends on the severity of the injury. A strain can take weeks, partial tear may take the time like a bone fracture (6-8) weeks. A complete tear requires surgical repair and the recovery time varies. Speaking to an orthopedic surgeon will help. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a shoulder injury to heal?

How long will it take for a shoulder injury to heal?

1-2 weeks: In general, strains are largely better in 1-2 weeks. If your shoulder pain is not significantly improved in 1-2 weeks, you should have it evaluated by an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken knee to heal?

How long does it take for a broken knee to heal?

About 6 weeks: It depends on the bone in the knee that is broken but figure about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

Ligament dependent: Not all knee ligament injuries can be treated the same. Most mild sprains can be managed nonoperatively and heal on the order of weeks to a month or two. Physical therapy and bracing may be indicated to optimize recuperation. Complete tears or grade iii sprains may require surgical intervention (acl, lcl, some PCL and few mcl grade iii injuries), thus requiring much more time for healing/recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

It depends: It depends on the injury. Contusions or sprains can heal fairly rapidly. Other injuries require surgery. Some sesolve with exercise, meds and possibly physical therapy. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a broken femur to heal?

How long will it take for a broken femur to heal?

About 10 weeks: A fractured femur should heal in about 10 weeks or so. Many factors can affect the healing time, including the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics may heal more slowly), and the type of femur fracture (shaft fracture versus hip fracture versus fracture closer to the knee), and the form of treatment may affect the healing time as well. On average, though, 10 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a dislocated knee to completely heal?

How long does it take for a dislocated knee to completely heal?

6-12 months: It may never completely heal without surgery, but may take 6-12 months for maximum improvement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken hip to heal so you can walk?

How long does it take for a broken hip to heal so you can walk?

3 months: Ambulation is started immediately post op with limited weight bearing initially at first. Hopefully by 3 months walking is fairly good although an assistive device may still be needed. ...Read more