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Can a stitched tendon in a knee heal in one month? Please I need correct answer, thank you.

Asked by Yinka (2points) September 2nd, 2014

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syz's avatar

I’m not sure what you mean by a stitched tendon, and I’m not sure what you mean by healed.

Your topic description mentions a knee, and most surgical repairs in knees are for ligaments. Regardless, most surgical repairs of both tendons and ligaments require a significant recovery period. Physical therapy is often recommended and involves slowing increasing strength and range of motion.

Of course, your doctor is the best source for post-op expectations.

zenvelo's avatar

No. Tendon repair can take up to 12 weeks. One month would not be considered a reasonable expectation for healing, and recovery for a tendon repair usually requires physical therapy.

The one to ask, though, is the orthopedist doing the work.

By the way, welcome to Fluther.

downtide's avatar

Absolutely not. Ligaments and tendons take longer to heal than broken bones. Months, not weeks. My partner had knee surgery (ligament) and it was 3 months before he could walk on it and a year before he was without pain.

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