Meniscus repair surgeries have a high success rate of 85-90%. Additionally, successful recovery is also significantly observed among those who concurrently undertake ACL reconstruction surgeries. It is also common practice to conduct second MRIs to observe the recovery of meniscus tears.
The recovery rate varies according to the type of tear sustained and the surgery employed. In general, it could take anywhere between 1-2 months for younger patients to recover. For patients with arthritis or severe tear conditions, recovery may take between 6-12 months.
Diet, habits/lifestyle, and dedication towards rehabilitation will play a role in the rate of recovery. With positive post-surgical care and collaborative work with your orthopaedist, you can expect a satisfactory outcome.
Results will vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the issue and your overall health. Your orthopaedist can give you a better idea of what to expect based on your individual needs and circumstances.