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Torn meniscus seemed healed but im still having pain?

Torn meniscus seemed healed but im still having pain?

Not healed: Most meniscus tears do not "heal". They can become asymptomatic. Whether the tear is actually producing symptoms depends on the tear. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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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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?

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 more

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What could I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

Don't aggravate it.: Anti-inflamatories may help too. Continued heavy weight bearing will aggravate it like sports, especially those with quick lateral movements like tennis. ...Read more

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What should I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

What should I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

Meniscus tear: While you can do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support and surround your knee, these will not lead to healing of torn cartilage/meniscus. Avoid high impact and twisting/pivoting activities. Best option is to fix the torn meniscus surgically. ...Read more

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What can be done to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

Heed your orthopod's: Advice strictly, as he'll know the extent of your problem and can best advise you correctly. ...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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