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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
How long do general knee sprains take to heal? I was told that the nothing isn't torn, it's only stretched . It could be my ACL or my patellar tendon
Magnet for acl: Not much data on that.Get a more detailed answer ›
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