How can you treat torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair. Suture repair of the torn cartilage or trimming of the frayed edges is often successful at treating torn cartilages. Every effort to save as much of the tissue as possible is important.
Knee arthroscopy . Most tears that hurt, swell or cause a reduction in motion or activity will benefit from an arthroscopy to trim the tear.

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How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair of cartilage. We surgically repair torn meniscus cartilage and add prp to augment the repair. We use a stem cell paste graft to repair damaged articular cartilage. Read more...
Arthroscopically. Using a small camera in the knee and little tools inserted into small incisions you trim the torn tissue and rinse it all out. This is called an arthroscopic menisectomy . Read more...

How can I facilitate the repair of torn cartilage in my knees?

Depends. It depends on the more specific nature of your problem. For example, some injuries may heal on their own, perhaps with some limited weight bearing, on the other hand, some cartilage injuries, such as a displaced menus cal tear may require surgery for repair or debridement. Your surgeon will be able to tell you much more about the specific nature of your problem. Thank you. Read more...

What are the symptoms of torn cartilage in ones knee? Any home remedies?

No home remedies. .. ...The symptoms r catching, locking, giving out, needs exam by orthopedic surgeon who can make the diagnosis by exam ; ur history, as well as an mri. Read more...

How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

Few weeks... Depending upon the severity of the tear; and the course of physical threapy prescribed probably 4-6 weeks conservatively. Read more...
Depends. First, what do you wish to do. To get back to full activity it may take a couple of weeks to several. Depends on the shape you are in and if they shave off the cartilage or if they sew it back together. Read more...

How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

Recovery variable. As you used the word "torn", i assume you mean meniscal cartilage. There ate two basic treatments: repair and partial meniscectomy. Repairs require time to heal and each type of tear repair has a unique time to heal . Partial excision only requires time for the joint to heal that is dependent on patient age, alignment, weight, muscle development and if any arthritis is present. Read more...

Do I have to have an arthroscopy on my knee for a torn cartilage?

Torn meniscus. If the meniscus tear is symptomatic it is usually best to repair it, the earlier the better, in order not to produce damage to the bearing surface of the knee. Read more...
Usually- not always. Not all cartilage and meniscal tears are the same within the knee. Only symptomatic (bothersome) tears are routinely indicated for arthroscopy. You should discuss your knee injury and symptoms with your orthopaedic surgeon. Read more...