Right. Muscle tissue ligaments and tendons are all that way. The scar tissue is never as strong as the tissue it replaced. The odds of reinjury with conservative treatment would be higher. How much higher would be a function of age and severity of the tear. If it wasn't that bad of a tear you might be ok not doing it but I dunno how they'd determine that short of cutting into there and looking or an MRI.
Last edited by Baillif; 12-04-2013 at 02:08 PM.