I am 44 and have been running more than 10 miles per week for two years.
I had just finished my first race, a 5K that I ran in 22:40. I got
pretty excited and decided to begin to train for the Sound T o Narrows
12K. I had been training 15 - 18 miles per week, a combination of 3,4
and 5 mile runs depending on how I felt. That was last October.
After a run, increasing my maximum distance to 6 miles, I experienced
Months of therapy followed, finally an MRI revealed a tear medial
anterior meniscus. I have had the tear removed. I saw the video tape of
Will the meniscus regenerate?
In general, we do not regenerate, we repair. Meniscus is avascular - ie it
has no blood supply. Regeneration is unlikely, especially if the tear was
full thickness, and the surgeon removed a significant chunk of meniscus. If
the tear was a bucket handle tear ( a partial thickness tear) and the surgeon
removed just the "bucket handle", the space has the potential to fill in with
scar tissue - regenerate in esscence. Scar tissue is very adaptable, and has
the potential to behave just like the tissue it repairs - good luck with your