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How long do you have to avoid driving after meniscus tear surgery

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Depends: If surgery is on the left leg i let some patients drive the next day if they feel ok. If the surgery is on the right leg i change to dressing in 48... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Nothing U can eat-: -but I would advise you 2 avoid NSAIDS, as the inflammatory reaction is needed 2 promote healing. It is very important 2 avoid them in fracture healin... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Probably: What you relate is not uncommon please discuss with your surgeon.
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Meniscus repair: Meniscus repair surgery can be associated with swelling for several months. Ice and elevation can help decrease swelling.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Depends: Your tear required arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy. Surgeon removed part of your meniscus. Only he knows the extent of the procedure and he can ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Meniscus tear: If it is primarily arthritis, synovitis, and just a degenerative fraying of theme miscues, the cortisone may help the surrounding inflammation. If a t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
None: The meniscus does not heal. It needs to have the torn area removed and smoothed.
A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Common, but: It's good that you are thinking ahead about how to handle long-term pain control w/out risk of addiction and other medical damage from over-use of opi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
No twist: Best to get it fixed. However, in the mean time, avoid twisting and pivoting activities as well as high impact. Stationary biking and elliptical would... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Repair vs removal: This procedure is completed arthroscopically. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Dont think so.: It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee ... Read More