Usually a torn meniscus, like I had , should look line a clean line sewed up ; after shaving off the torn 'spaghetti looking cartilage' that is where the 'bundled up' cartilage like a ruber band that snaps; and bundles at one end; These arthro. photos; are availabel post-surgically from your Orthoped. Surgeon. And if yoi were like me, a pitcher for 26 years of my life and a Q-back for 22 years; I never injured my knees! Not so much from weight conditioning, but genetics. This helps to have a well-develped meniscus, so the surgeon can have more slack(cartilage) to sew back up, and make an overall pretty pic, like I had post-surg. . Also, Pool Tx , is by far the best type of P/T I would recommend anyone wth muscosketal Problems/Injuries/Accidents:
However for your case specifically, unless your ACL or ICL ligaments are injured or have been compromised from prior accidents, repetitive sports (e.g. being a right-handed pitcher,k my rt. knee was my leverage knee and throwing in the mid-high 90's, coming down on the same knee -- causing a huge calcium deposit--1st noticed when I had torn my meniscus, and hadn't an MRI scheduled yet.
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