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arthroscopic knee surgery for torn meniscus

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Follow up: I would not hesitate to discuss this directly with your surgeon and if you are not fully satisfied with the answer do not hesitate to seek a second op ... Read More

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Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee swelling: It is possible you have some persistent irregularity or some arthritis, further tearing, or synovitis /inflammation. Check with doc if still locking f ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Patney
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your surgeon: The swelling may be due to arthritis which is poorly treated with an arthroscopy. It is usually not an indicator of immediate danger but is bothersom ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Typically repaired meniscus heals in 6 weeks. One can resume work after some pt.
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Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: This can vary widely depending on what type of tear you have, whether it is repaired versus partially excised, and what type of work you need to retur ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on what the work is somewhere between 3 and 12 weeks should cover most everybody.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal sequellae: I do not do this procedure, but I do many laparoscopic procedures. I would expect that the normal sequellea to the trauma of the arthroscopy would in ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
18 years experience Sports Medicine
It : It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
37 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Time will tell: Not everyone who has a meniscus tear needs surgery. What happens to the meniscus if you don't do surgery is it will either get better and not bother y ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the size, location, and tear pattern of the meniscus tear. It also depends on your age and activity level. The spectrum of nothing to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Symptoms will likely stay the same or worsen over time. Arthritis can develop if there is a large tear causing friction within the joint. If conservat ... Read More

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