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Will my torn maniscus in my knee ever heal?

Will my torn maniscus in my knee ever heal?

Technically no: Once the meniscus tears it typically doesn't heal. A majority of it has poor blood supply with little intrinsic healing capability. Even if the tissue remains torn it can stop hurting and as far as you're concerned it will be "healed". If the pain continues for more than 8 wks and especially if you have catching and locking, see a surgeon. A simple arthroscopy may relieve your pain. ...Read more

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Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

Depends: Depending on the degree of injury, mild ligament strains can heal with time. However, if they are torn, then typically these ligaments heal with more scar rather than ligament tissue. ...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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Why do my knees pop when i deadlift? will i need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? how long will it take to heal if not?

Why do my knees pop when i deadlift? will i need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? how long will it take to heal if not?

Orthopedic surgeon: The popping May be due to snapping of ligaments while stressing the knees. If there is not persistent pain and swelling associated with the partially torn ligament, it may heal in several weeks providing that you don't put too much strain on the knee. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to answer your question,however and if the knee is giving you ongoing symptoms, it's best to be evaluated. ...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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Could a torn lateral meniscus in your knee heal, then tear easily a few weeks later?

Could a torn lateral meniscus in your knee heal, then tear easily a few weeks later?

Meniscus tears: Meniscus tears generally do not "heal" due to the fact that they have very poor blood supply. They may become less symptomatic with time. Generally surgery is more reliable to treat meniscus tears with partial removal of the torn tissue. Repairs are possible but less common. ...Read more

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If the ACL has poor or no blood supply why does the knee swells up so rapidly when it is torn? If it has blood supply why doesn't a partial tear heal?

If the ACL has poor or no blood supply why does the knee swells up so rapidly when it is torn? If it has blood supply why doesn't a partial tear heal?

Acl tears bleed: Anterior cruciate ligaments tears generally cause a significant hemarthrosis( blood in joint) when acutely torn.This is from the tear itself and associated injuries.. Because the ligament is intraarticular it has poor helping potential when the blood supply is disrupted, unlike the medial collateral ligament ( mcl ). Partial ( one bundle) tears have poor healing potential for same reason ...Read more