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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: jt801 on December 17, 2010, 04:56:48 AM

Title: Do menisci heal?
Post by: jt801 on December 17, 2010, 04:56:48 AM
We all know that the chief problem with articular cartilage damage is that it basically has no capacity to heal itself due to poor blood supply. I'm wondering if the the same is true for menisci?
Title: Re: Do menisci heal?
Post by: Vickster on December 17, 2010, 10:45:26 AM
Depends where the tear is, as to whether the blood supply is adequate to promote healing (and presumably the size of the tear)

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Title: Re: Do menisci heal?
Post by: Stasha83 on December 17, 2010, 10:30:27 PM
I have myxoid degeneration of my medial meniscus and have been told that it will not heal/improve due to the poor blood supply. Would love to be wrong though!