Anyone had a Torn Meniscus?

Discussion in 'Injury Recovery & Prevention' started by TheSpectre, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. TheSpectre

    TheSpectre MuscleHead

    May 4, 2013
    Back in 2013 I got hurt on the job (no worker's comp) & completely tore my quadriceps tendon. I also had a minor tear in the ACL that repaired itself while the quadriceps tendon was healing. I never got around to getting my torn meniscus fixed, however, as my insurance ran out. I've been pretty much pain free squatting, leg pressing, extensions, etc... Jolting movements such as jumping or running do seem to aggravate it. I know it's not too bad from the old MRI's and I don't think it's worse now. Have any of you guys -

    1) Suffered from a torn meniscus?
    2) If you had it repaired (scraped) how long were you out of being able to do manual labor (construction)? Walking doesn't really bother mine, just the running and jumping. I did some on Saturday and it's still bothering me. More of an annoyance than anything else.
    3) How long until you could jog, jump, and/or run again?

  2. Snake

    Snake VIP Member

    May 1, 2011
    I had one. Got it scoped and I'm thinking it took me a couple of weeks to be full speed at normal activity.
    It did take a long time to feel completely like my other knee, but it wasn't a big deal, all in all.
    I have no idea how long it would take to train legs though.
    I couldn't lift at the time, cause I had been in an industrial accident, and the knee was least of my worries.
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  3. NavyChief

    NavyChief VIP Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    1998 I had my meniscus repaired. I stayed awake for the surgery, was cool as shit watching it in the monitor. I was still pretty out of it though and remember looking up and seeing my leg over the docs shoulder and him 3 inches from my knee with nerd glasses on, scraping away. All I could think of was how fucking bad my hamstring must hurt right now, but I am nerve blocked. LOL.

    Anyway, I was told I would be out 8 weeks from active duty and was put on medical leave. The next week I was framing a new house. I used a towel 3 times a day for 10 full mins of stretches. Use the towel and pull that knee toward you and stretch it out slow but fully, often. The stretches had me g2g truly in about two weeks. Was tender, but nothing I couldnt handle. Framed two houses up in that 8 weeks for extra money. To get back to full capacity with my knee it took about 4 months though. I was much younger though and healed fast.

    My advice, if its a problem now, it wont get better. Fix it and move on. You will be glad you did it sooner than later (well its kinda later already, but you know what I mean. :p )
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    ITAWOLF VIP Member

    Dec 9, 2010
    Squid is correct sir

    Semper Fi Chief!!

    Depends on the level of the tear and how it's healed

    Reason I even started using hgh was from a torn meniscus

    Dr Andrews put me on a crazy high dose of hgh right into my knee
    Divide dose also into my hip

    That was in 08 and I'm prob 98%
    Really it my good leg that hurts more

    U can also try bpc-157
  5. NavyChief

    NavyChief VIP Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    hoo-rah devil dog
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  6. shortz

    shortz Beard of Knowledge VIP

    May 6, 2013
    Of all the injuries you can have, a torn meniscus is the fastest to recover from and easiest to repair. You should be back on your feet and back to normal activity pretty fast.

    I have had torn ACL, torn meniscus, destroyed cartilage, micro tears on PCL and severe tendonitis in my patellar tendon. My knees are pretty f'ed.
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  7. TheSpectre

    TheSpectre MuscleHead

    May 4, 2013
    Thanks guys!
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