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How long does it take to recover after an arthroscopic knee surgery

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Recovery fro simple knee arthroscopy (meniscal debridement, loose body removal, plica excision) takes ~6 wks; if you rehab diligently you can get back ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Variable: Recovery varies from patient to patient. Average recovery is 3weeks. Physical therapy can help speed your post-operative recovery.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: 3-6 weeks usually depending on what was done. Go to pt.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Typically people recover from knee arthroscopy in 4-6 weeks, but some of this depends on what was done. Progressive and gentle range of motion is typ ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Right away: You can walk the day of surgery. Most people will feel good the first day from the local anesthetic and medicine injected at the time of surgery. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
May last: Scar tissue may last forever. After any injury or surgery the site may not ever go back to its original state.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies, arthroscopic knee surgery describes the approach used, but not the exact surgery done once inside the knee. Did you have a complete ACL te ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It Varies : If you have a meniscus tear only, once you trim the tear, you many not ever have any future problems. Due to the loss of a portion of your shock absor ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Days to weeks: Depending on the findings, it could take days to weeks to improve. Most arthroscopic cases allow you to walk immediately. I recommend no running or ju ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, motivate!: You'll certainly need to build up the muscles that attach to the knee (quads, hamstrings, calf muscles etc), and do a lot of specified therapy by a we ... Read More

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