Removal vs repair
W/ a menisectomy most patients recover quickly, but in a meniscus repair the recovery needs to be slower so the repair can be protected.
Either way, it's pretty quick compared to many surgeries. When meniscal repair is possible this should be discussed since it will spare meniscus, & provide better protection of the knee in the long run (meniscus = < arthritis
). Discuss these options w/ your md.