Most patients need a minimum of 4 weeks recovery following surgery to repair a meniscus tear, according to WebMD. Surgeons often recommend 2 weeks of immobilization following surgery, then 2 weeks of limited motion befor... More »

The recovery time for surgery for a torn meniscus depends on the procedure the doctor uses, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. If he repairs the meniscus, recovery time is about three months. If t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Wounds & Bruises

Surgical repairs of ACL or meniscus injuries typically involve minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures with small incisions around the knee that allow quicker recovery, less scarring and more comfortable rehabilitatio... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

Most patients are usually back to their daily routines four weeks after surgery for a lateral meniscus tear, states WebMD. Patients' abilities to do more strenuous activities depends upon the type of surgery, their indiv... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

A medial meniscus tear is an injury to one of the cartilages that support the knee, according to MedicineNet. The medial meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that is found at the top of the tibia, which is a long bo... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

A tear of the posterior horn of medial meniscus refers to a meniscus tear in the back and inner side of the knee, explains Howard J. Luks, MD. The meniscus is a cartilage disk that acts as a shock absorber or cushion. More »

It usually takes around four weeks before a person can return to normal activities after a meniscus tear surgery, according to WebMD. Strenuous activities, such as running, should be avoided for several months. More » Health Conditions & Diseases