Meniscus Tear Recovery Time Without Surgery

Can a Torn Meniscus Heal Without Surgery?

Yes, since the meniscus is a living tissue, there are parts that have good blood circulation, and tears in those areas heal best.

Physical therapy can be effective in healing some tears, but frequently, the body needs a helping hand to facilitate and speed up the process. That’s where Regenexx’s regenerative orthopedic procedures come in.

Meniscus tear recovery without surgery

How Does Regenexx Work For Meniscus Tears?

At Regenexx, we invented a new approach to orthopedic care we call Interventional Orthopedics. This minimally invasive alternative to meniscus surgery uses ultrasound-guided technology to precisely inject your own bone marrow concentrate — which contains stem cells — directly where it’s needed in the joint.

The cells in your bone marrow concentrate work at the site of your injury to promote your body’s natural healing abilities to treat the tear and avoid surgery1.

Am I a candidate?

Note: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx procedures have a success and failure rate. Not all patients will experience the same results.

Watch a meniscus tear patient’s Regenexx procedure in this 4-minute video.

Am I a candidate?

We maintain an active national registry to track patients’ progress and/or side effects after procedures. On average, Regenexx knee meniscus patients report:

Take a look at the outcomes of a patient who chose to have a Regenexx procedure instead of surgery.

Scroll to the right to see the MRI of the meniscus before treatment and to the left to see the outcome. The BEFORE shows a torn meniscus. Once treated, the area as seen on the AFTER image will look like a dark, diagonal band.

Patient MRI – View 1

Patient MRI – View 2

Am I a candidate?

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