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lacerate

(lăs′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. lacer·ated, lacer·ating, lacer·ates
To rip, cut, or tear.
adj. (-rĭt, -rāt′)
1. Torn; mangled.
2. Wounded.

lacerate

(las′ĕ-rāt″) [L. lacerare, to tear]
To tear, as into irregular segments. lacerable (las′ĕ-ră-bĕl), adjective; lacerated (las′ĕ-rāt″ĕd), adjective

lacerate

having the appearance of being torn.

Patient discussion about lacerate

Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?

A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.

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