How long can a torn meniscus take to heal without surgery?

Torn meniscus. Frequently a torn miniscus will not heal. It is important to get medical advice, usually from an orthopedic specialist to determine the severity of the tear and whether or not surgery is necessary to get well.
They don't. A meniscus tear does not heal itself. The torn portion needs to be removed and smoothed in order to re leave pain and ongoing inflammation in the joint.

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How much time does it take to recover from torn meniscus surgery?

Meniscus surgery rec. That really depends on if they shaved it out or repaired it. If it was simple tear, then you should be healed, or ready for full activity before 90 days. If it was a repair and you were advised to not put weight on it, then the recovery will be much longer (3-5 months). Read more...

Should a torn meniscus heal without laser surgery?

Depends on. Depending on how bad the tear is, prolotherapy done properly can make many tron cartilage areas heal completely. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info on prolotherapy and to find a doctor who does it. Read more...

After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?

Dont think so. It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee prior to surgery, and after surgery you normalized your gait and felt as though there was an increase in length. Read more...
Not sure. Assuming you underwent a meniscectomy, there's no evidence that suggests that your leg would become longer. You may want to consult the physician who performed the meniscus surgery. Read more...

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?

Either. It may be healed and you are feeling scar tissue. It may be a new injury. Remember, surgery tries to correct an anatomical problem, but it cannot guarantee relief of pain; especially if there was damage down that could not be repaired. Read more...
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...

How long should I wait to have my right hip totally replaced if I just had surgery on my left knee for torn meniscus?

Wait until... You are over your knee scope completely . Some patients who have their knee ' fixed' feel better and have less hip pain and a better gait @ 6-8 wks. However. , if u have avn and/or advanced oa of the hip and your pain is interfering w/ your quality of life have it replaced when you are ready.Discuss w/ your surgeon. Best of luck! Read more...