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

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Right side or left?: If it is your left knee, you can probably drive very shortly after surgery as long as you are not taking narcotic. If it is your right knee, it will b ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ask surgeon: Depends on how secure th repair is.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
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
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
Meniscus tear: Driving following a routine knee arthroscopy that involves the right knee may take up to 2 weeks. For the left knee about one week after surgery. Pati ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Repair vs debride?: A meniscus repair mandates a slower rehabilittion that allows the necessary biology of healing ot occur else the repair will fail. A meniscal debridem ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
~6 weeks: Typically will take 6-8 weeks of physical therapy plus independent exercises(per therapist) to see recovery. If not, see your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
39 years experience Pediatrics
Yes/no/maybe: It depends how bad the tear is and which meniscus. Many meniscal tears can be treated with physical therapy alone. I would start by seeing an orthop ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2 weeks.: Generally speaking, after about 2 weeks, you're out of the woods, as far as developing blood clots. However, we have seen patients develop them 2-3 we ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes : The decision to have a joint replacement is usually based on the age of the patients as well as the extent of injury. At 65 if you have to have a lot ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: What you relate is not uncommon please discuss with your surgeon.

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