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Thread: Torn meniscus cure time?

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    Torn meniscus cure time?

    How long does it take for this to cure itself? I had pain and got a scan on it. Doctor said it was torn and it will heal itself. Its been a while.

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    Meniscus can't really heal in my understanding. I had 60% of mine taken out in my right knee because it doesn't have the necessary vascularization to heal. My brother had his torn right down the center and had a very progressive surgery to suture the parts back together and isolate the knee from any movement for almost 2 months to let the sutures bind the halves together. Hell, I don't know. But I do believe, being left alone will not get it to "cure" itself. But then... I'm no doctor!

    Good luck!

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    That was my understanding as well.

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    Tore mine in the late 50s and it never healed by the middle 70s when I had it surgically repaired. Never had any problems since. It never healed by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6 Shooter View Post
    Tore mine in the late 50s and it never healed by the middle 70s when I had it surgically repaired. Never had any problems since. It never healed by itself.


    That does not sound good.

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    The lack of self healing, IMHO, is probably due to limited or lack of blood supply and stem cells. But I am not a doctor, just guessing about why the menisucs will not heal itself.

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