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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. Bernard Bach Jr
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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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How can I repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

How can I  repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

Cannot be done: Ligament is a tough structure that is beneath the skin and currently we don't have the ability to repair a torn ligament without surgery. We can do minmially invasive laparoscopic surgery, but still considered surgery because it requires cutting/piercing holes to insert the scopes--see picture here. But you may not need surgery at all if ligament is "not essential." consult doc good luck. ...Read more

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How do you fix a torn hip labrum without surgery?

How do you fix a torn hip labrum without surgery?

Rehabilitation: Every labral tear does not need surgery. In fact many people have labral tears and may not even know it. Typically if i see a patient with a labral tear i try rehab first in attempt to decrease symptoms. The tear may still be present, but if it does not cause symptoms then surgery is not indicated. We must treat the patient not necessarily the mri. www.kevinkaplanmd.com. ...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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How long does it take to recover from a hip labral tear arthroscopic surgery?

How long does it take to recover from a hip labral tear arthroscopic surgery?

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

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How long does it typically take to recover from surgery for a torn labrum and bankart repair?

How long does it typically take to recover from surgery for a torn labrum and bankart repair?

3-4 months: A graduated rehabilitation process beginning with passive then active assisted motion followed by active motion and strengthening takes several months to allow the torn labrum to adequately heal to the glenoid bone. The goal is to have a stable strong shoulder with minimal risk for recurrence. This entire process usually takes 3-4 months. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from keyhole surgery on a meniscus tear ?

How long will it take to recover from keyhole surgery on  a meniscus tear ?

Repair vs debride?: A meniscus repair mandates a slower rehabilittion that allows the necessary biology of healing ot occur else the repair will fail. A meniscal debridement is more likely for most tears an affords a rapid rehabiltation with immediate advancement of motion and weight bearing to full as sson as you can tolerated both. Work (desk) is usally ok after several days to a week. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

Ligament dependent: Many ligaments are part of your knee. Ligaments that have a reasonable chane to heal with appropriate non operative management, include: PCL (mandates bracing); mcl, some mpfl (medial patlellofemoral ligament). The ACL and lcl usually required an augmented repair or an anatomical reconstruction? ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal from surgery for torn knee cartilage?

How long should it take to heal from surgery for torn knee cartilage?

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

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Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more

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How long does a partially torn ACL take to heal ?

How long does a partially torn ACL take to heal ?

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

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How long does it take to recover from meniscus removal and patella cartilage repair?

See below: Most of my arthroscopic patients with menisectomy and patella chondroplasty are walking well in a few days and back to sports in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from arthroscopic acromioplasty with labral debridment surgery?

How long does it take to fully recover from arthroscopic acromioplasty with labral debridment surgery?

Shoulder: Usually 6 weeks, depends upon cuff, bone, tendon conditions preop. Also depends upon adequate motivation and exercisept postop. ...Read more

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Will the miniscus heal without surgery?

Will the miniscus heal without surgery?

Possibly: It depends on the size of the tear, the type of tear and the location of the tear relative to the blood supply to the meniscus. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you an idea of the chances of it healing. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

Recovery variable: As you used the word "torn", i assume you mean meniscal cartilage. There ate two basic treatments: repair and partial meniscectomy. Repairs require time to heal and each type of tear repair has a unique time to heal . Partial excision only requires time for the joint to heal that is dependent on patient age, alignment, weight, muscle development and if any arthritis is present. ...Read more

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How to know if a small meniscus tear healed?

Does it hurt: Less or more hurting less suggests it has less inflammation and has partly healed. The meniscus will always look torn on MRI even aftrer it heals. ...Read more

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How long for ruptured Achilles to heal without surgery with cast?

How long for ruptured Achilles to heal without surgery with cast?

Achilles Tendon: Achilles tendon ruptures treated conservatively by casting without surgery can take 1-2 months to heal depending on severity. In bad cases these injuries usually require surgery. Your orthopedic specialist can inform you specifically to your case. ...Read more

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How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

Few weeks...: Depending upon the severity of the tear; and the course of physical threapy prescribed probably 4-6 weeks conservatively. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Farr
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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery C-shaped disc that cushions the knee, ...Read more