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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 months: Are you sure you had a repair and not a menisectomy (which is a trimming)? A repair is a much more involved procedure. Typically the plica is removed in order to get better visualization so the plica healing is minimal. The meniscal repair needs to be protected so the cartilage can heal. Before any cutting or pivoting activities it is at least 4 months. ...Read more
Depends on location: All soft tissues generally heal in about 3-4 weeks but the scar matuaration takes longer. Only peripheral tears of meniscii have a chance of healing. ...Read more
MCL sprian: Mcl injuries can take up to 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
I have had my knee scope and repair to my meniscus 6 months ago and it still hurting and a burn once and a while. How long should it take to heal?
Poss Meniscus injury: A meniscal repair requires 6-12 months to completely heal. If you are still having significant knee symptoms, you may need to have a repeat MRI of the knee to assess the meniscus tissue. At your age, there is also the question of osteoarthritis being a cause for the knee pain. A repeat visit with your surgeon is definitely in order. ...Read more
How long does a non displaced hairline tibial plateau fracture take to heal? Along with a slight tear of the medial meniscus?
How long does arthroscopic knee surgery take to heal? I had scar tissue removed and a ACL Lateral Meniscus trimmed? But I did a squat and popped pain
Varies: It varies, arthroscopic knee surgery describes the approach used, but not the exact surgery done once inside the knee. Did you have a complete ACL tear? If a meniscal tear is trimmed, recovery usually about 2-4 weeks, if ACL reconstructed then 8-12 weeks, if ACL torn but not reconstructed, you may have persistent instability. Let your surgeon know about the incident you are describing. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the extent of the injury and the type of repair_ open vs arthroscopic can have a different recovery time of weeks. What type of surgery are you having? Is the meniscus completely torn, partially torn, ? ...Read more
Crutches for 6 weeks: Most meniscal repair surgeries, whether done open or arthroscopically, require up to 6 weeks of limited weight bearing with crutches. Most surgeons allow at least the weight of the foot to touch the ground during that time. Physical therapy is geared at working on quadriceps function/strength and limited knee motion from 0-90 degrees. Bracing in extension for ambulation may be indicated as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple surgery: Usually in uncomplicated cases with advanced current techniques, about 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Generally upto 6 mon: Ths, but your surgeon should be advising you as a lot depends on how the surgery went and the state of your tissues and the repair. So heed you surgeons advice as it might be less or even more. ...Read more
I have complex tear of the lateral meniscus. What can be done, surgery? How long will recovery take?
Surgery: You need surgery. Recovery depends on how badly it is torn, but most of these are done arthroscopically, and recovery time is in the weeks-long time frame. ...Read more
How long does it take for symptoms of a pinched lateral meniscus to settle. Does this term mean I have a tear? I had surgery in July for this.
Days to Weeks: Usually your symptoms should resolve very quickly after surgery. If you ate still symptomatic 6 months later, you should have a re-evaluation. You may need PT or other treatment. ...Read more
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