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How long does it take to recover from acl and meniscus surgery

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Acl: Nervous is normal before any surgery. A good website to see animations of the surgery is www.Orthoillustrated.Com. Your knee will be swollen but will ... Read More
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend: If you are asking about walking with crutches with no weight bearing on the operative side, the answer second day. If when walk normally it take abou... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
See below : Surgery usually takes 45-90 minutes. Full recovery usually 9-12 months.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
About an hour: While the surgery can take 1-11/2hrs recovery is much longer typically it can take 6-12 months of rehab to get back to regular sport activities.
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
6-12 mos: Although many sources suggest a full recovery to sports in 6 mos, it may be 6-12 months before you can return to full physical activities. Timing depe... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Everyone reacts to-: -this surgery in different ways. 1-even the same surgeon has different recover early. Things that may cause more swelling are bleeding, how much was d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Right away: Most surgeons have you walking the same day. But, only short distances for the first several days with lots of ice and elevation to reduce postoperati... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: This depends on several factors such as whether the meniscus was repaired or partially removed, what type of graft was used, what type of graft fixati... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Avoid further injury: and too much running can predispose to early arthritis. However does not mean you do not exercise. other wise no way to prevent arthritis that comes n... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Rehab and therapy: You will likely be asleep, or well anesthetized with a spinal/epidural, during the surgical procedure, which is straight-forward and has minimal risk.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Simple steps: Don't over-do it. Follow your doctor's directions. Use pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication (example: advil), keep leg elevated, use ice as... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the... Read More

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