meniscus repair
Dr. Somesh Deb

Arthroscopic meniscus repair is an outpatient surgical procedure to repair torn knee cartilage. The torn meniscus is repaired by a variety of minimally invasive techniques and requires postoperative protection to allow healing.Jan 24, 2013
Symptoms: Swelling (medical)

How long does it take to recover from meniscus repair surgery?

Once the meniscus is healed, a full return to activity is anticipated, but it takes at least three months for full meniscus tissue healing and the full recovery from surgery can take even longer.

Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

In the case of meniscus tears, some people think the injury will heal over time on its own. But the truth is that there are different types of meniscus tears - and some tears won't heal without treatment. If your tear is on the outer one-third of the meniscus, it may heal on its own or be repaired surgically.

What do you do for a torn meniscus?

Treating a meniscus tear Rest your knee. Use crutches to avoid any weight bearing on the joint. Avoid any activities that worsen your knee pain.
Ice your knee every three to four hours for 30 minutes.
Compress or wrap the knee in an elastic bandage to reduce inflammation.
Elevate your knee to reduce swelling.