Repairability of Meniscal Tears:
There are a number of variables which determine whether your tear is repairable or not. Only a certain portion of the meniscus has an healing potential. The orientation or type of tear will also determine its repairability.
In many cases in patients under 30, meniscus tears can be repaired — or sewn together. As we age, and our tears become more degenerative (or frayed), the likelihood of a tear being “repairable” decreases dramatically and removal of the torn portion is necessary to alleviate pain.