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How To Heal A Torn Meniscus
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
Common injury: When you twist you ankle. The ligaments easily tear. If this is first time you should be fine with rest, ice, elevate and compression. Usually 4-6 weeks of rest and compression is enough time for you body to heal itself. If you constantly twist your ankle and have chronic ankle instability as diagnosed by your podiatrist or orthpod, then surgery will be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 6 weeks: The answer varies depending upon the actual degree of tendon torn since a partial tear covers everything from a very minimal tear to a significant partial tear that may act more like a full thickness tear. Six weeks is a good number to remember realizing it could be less for a minimal tear. A significnat partial tendon tear may actually require surgical intervention, so check with your docotr. ...Read more
Depends : If your knee is giving out, the partial tear may be more significant. If no giving way, you might be back within 6-8 weeks but must pass some functional tests before returning to sports. ...Read more
A full recovery: Can take a year to recover.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard to Say: You could consider prolotherapy as an option to help. Prolotherapy is well researched and offered treatment that has shown good success. The basic theory is to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. Alternatively, platelet or stem cell therapy can be helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually several wks: Simply debriding torn/injured tissue admitedly allows for more rapid rehabiltation and recovery (1-6 wks). The analogy is one's reaction to a deep splinter removal: once the offending agent is removed, the root of acute pain is gone, and only minimal healing from the injury to the surrounding tissue remains. Repair/replaceme of cartilage can entail a prolonged (months) course of recovery, however. ...Read more
Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments. The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own. The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Months: Depending on how severe the PCL strain is, it may take several months for complete healing. ...Read more
Approximately 3 mnth: General speaking 3 months, although recovery time can vary based on the severity of your injury and activity level that you wish to resume following the procedure. You can read about lady gaga's recent recovery and view the names of several professional athletes that undergown the procedure on my blog at http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/hip/. ...Read more
6-12 wks if healable: Minor or partial rotator cuff tears are usually allowed to heal via nonoperative means initially. Physical therpay, appropriate rest, then strengthening or titrated to the needs of each patient and their particular cuff tear. I healing does not work by 6-12 weeks, the tear may well need surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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