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Can a torn muscle heal itself?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Heal w/scar

A 'torn' muscle does heal but depending on the size of the tear and location it generally heals w/ fibrous tissue similar to scar tissue.
Muscle does not reform itself.Muscle can hypertrophy(get bigger) and make up for the defect created but not re-create the muscle that was torn or lost.

In brief: Heal w/scar

A 'torn' muscle does heal but depending on the size of the tear and location it generally heals w/ fibrous tissue similar to scar tissue.
Muscle does not reform itself.Muscle can hypertrophy(get bigger) and make up for the defect created but not re-create the muscle that was torn or lost.
Dr. David Trettin
Dr. David Trettin
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