I have a horizontal oblique tear extending to the inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus. Also small joint effusion. Can it heal completely without surgery?

No Meniscus Tears . Cannot heal on their own as the meniscus tissue has no real blood supply in an adult. Surgery will probably be the only thing that can treat it. A torn meniscus means you have torn the cartilage ring of tissue that sits between your femur and tibia in the knee joint. If it is displaced that means it has torn and a flap of tissue is shifted to the middle of the knee joint.

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