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Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Yes, but many factors affect the success of meniscus repair. These include age of the patient (better if younger than 40), location of the tear, and the type of tear. Your surgeon will likely take all these points into consideration when performing your surgery.

In brief: Depends

Yes, but many factors affect the success of meniscus repair. These include age of the patient (better if younger than 40), location of the tear, and the type of tear. Your surgeon will likely take all these points into consideration when performing your surgery.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

Depending on the exact nature of the tear the meniscus may heal on it's own.
If surgery is needed, the meniscus may be "cleaned up" to promote healing or repaired if there is a structural issue and the blood supply is sufficient.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the exact nature of the tear the meniscus may heal on it's own.
If surgery is needed, the meniscus may be "cleaned up" to promote healing or repaired if there is a structural issue and the blood supply is sufficient.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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