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Offline jt801

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Do menisci heal?
« 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?
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Offline Vickster

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Re: Do menisci heal?
« Reply #1 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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Offline Stasha83

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Re: Do menisci heal?
« Reply #2 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!
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