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I just tore the meniscus on the outside of my knee playing football. Now I am going to have surgery to remove the torn cartilage. Will the results of this surgery last for the rest of my football career?

Maximum improvement from removing the meniscus occurs between four months and two years after surgery. At least half of these patients are able to return to their pre-injury activity levels. Although these results are considered good, physicians are trying to find ways to save the meniscus by repairing--instead of removing it. This may lead to even better long-term results.


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