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Could a torn lateral meniscus heal, then tear easily again a few weeks after?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Once it's torn it will never be the same. It's prone to re-injury.

In brief: Yes

Once it's torn it will never be the same. It's prone to re-injury.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

While some healing can occur in 3 weeks, it is more likely that you simply had a partial tear that got worse over time or an unstable tear that flipped back into place for a time then went out of place again.

In brief: No

While some healing can occur in 3 weeks, it is more likely that you simply had a partial tear that got worse over time or an unstable tear that flipped back into place for a time then went out of place again.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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