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How long can it take for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

Forever. Meniscus tears rarely heal on their own. Only the outer third of the meniscus has a blood supply, and even tears in this region typically need to be repaired if there is to be any hope for healing. A torn meniscus in a young to middle-aged patient should usually be resected or repaired to prevent further damage. Read more...
Depends. Depends on location, severity , blood supply, activity level. If it is going to heal it can take 3 months. Read more...

What is the period of time it takes for a partially torn meniscus to heal?

6 to 8 weeks. It depends on the anatomical location of the torn meniscus. If it close to the peripheral vascular zone then it has a good chance to heal. If it is in the inner third nonvascular zone then the chances of healing are poor. Read more...

What can I do to make my torn meniscus heal quicker?

Rest. The best thing you can do is to rest the knee by avoiding high strain activities like running going up stairs and doing recovery exercises. Most of all try to avoid high impact activities with your knees. Recovery may take 6-8 weeks or more depending on the severity. Try things like swimming or biking instead to help your knee recover. Read more...
Usually don't heal. Meniscal tears usually do no heal, and require arthroscopic surgery, to take care of the problem. Read more...

What could I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

Don't aggravate it. Anti-inflamatories may help too. Continued heavy weight bearing will aggravate it like sports, especially those with quick lateral movements like tennis. Read more...
Don't reinjury it. The meniscus is supplied by blood vessels in the outer part. If the tear is there it can either healed or be repaired. If it is not there, it will not heal by itself and if you have continued locking or pain may need to have an arthroscoipy. Read more...

What should I do to make my torn meniscus heal faster?

Meniscus tear. While you can do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support and surround your knee, these will not lead to healing of torn cartilage/meniscus. Avoid high impact and twisting/pivoting activities. Best option is to fix the torn meniscus surgically. Read more...