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meniscus tearA laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by abrupt twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint.
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meniscus tearMeniscal tear Sports medicine A laceration of the meniscus most commonly caused by twisting or hyperflexion of the knee joint. See Meniscus.
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Patient discussion about meniscus tear
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.More discussions about meniscus tear
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