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Damaged cartilage in knee, what are the best ways to help it heal and what is the average healing time?

My boyfriend has damaged the ligament in his knee and now the doctors think he may have also damaged the cartilage. This has been going on for about 2 months and now he is waiting to have an mri to see if the cartilage is damaged. He has been told to rest of course but does anyone know anyhting else that can help? Many thanks

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Linda
Linda
10 years ago

If he is young, he may heal with high doses of the right vitamin. If he has torn the meniscus, it is more likely they will have to operate. I had one mine operated on recently and it was horrible for the first few days but very quickly got better.

Wade H
Wade H
10 years ago

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Thomas B
Thomas B
10 years ago

Cartilage won’t heal itself. When I damaged mine I had to have keyhole surgery, the doctor trimmed off the torn part, took six weeks before I could play sport again

VANESSA B
VANESSA B
10 years ago

If cartilage is damaged it doesn’t heal because it doesn,t have a blood supply.

wantoutnow
wantoutnow
10 years ago

I had something similar when I played high school football (it ended my desire to play my freshman year), and the best thing to do is keep it immobilized. I can’t really think of any other treatment other than rest and keeping it still.

Matt M
Matt M
10 years ago

do not put it in any kind of strain for about a year take fish oil pills daily this builds and lubricates your cartilage and it does not taste like fish at all and take some ibuprofen on the days it bothers him

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