The average recovery time following a medial meniscus repair is approximately one month, but the exact recovery time depends on the individual patient and the severity of the tear, notes MedicineNet. The medial meniscus is the pad that lies on the side closest to the other knee.
The meniscus is a thick, wedge-shaped cartilage pad that is attached to the top of the shin bone. Each knee has two, known as the medial and the lateral. Physicians may recommend surgery if one tears. With physical therapy, full function of the knee after a medial meniscus repair occurs about four to five months after the surgery, notes the University of Washington School of Medicine.