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Meniscus tears are very common among a variety of athletes. It is generally the result of a dramatic event like running down a soccer field and pivoting. The symptoms that we look for are:
The majority of meniscal tears do not heal on their own. The treatment for a symptomatic meniscal tear is generally arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgery done on an outpatient basis.
The return to vigorous sporting activity after surgery is anywhere from three to six weeks after surgery. Physical therapy is a really important part of the recovery process, regardless of whether you have surgery or not.