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how long does it typically take to recover from key hole surgery

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends upon...: As with any/all surgical procedures the answer depends upon; the skill of the surgeon; your overall physical health; and severity of the 'key hole' pr ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Depends: The operation itself takes little time- and wounds heal in six weeks, you will feel normal in a few days. Whatever they do inside dictates more the re ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Crutches for 6 weeks: Most meniscal repair surgeries, whether done open or arthroscopically, require up to 6 weeks of limited weight bearing with crutches. Most surgeons al ... Read More
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Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscus repair: After meniscus repair, recovery can often approach 3-4 months. After meniscus resection (removal) the recovery is much shorter (6-8 weeks). Find out ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: Recovery time depends on a variety of factors including the presence of other injuries (e.g. Nerve injury, rotator cuff tear), whether the procedure i ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 months: A graduated rehabilitation process beginning with passive then active assisted motion followed by active motion and strengthening takes several months ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nerve Healing: Injured sensory nerves in the hand can regrow in many cases. If the nerve has been bruised, or cut/repaired it will typically regrow from the point of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Reduction: Some torsions (twisting) can "un-twist" themselves after a few seconds. Torsions are incredibly painful, & resolution of pain can mean the problem ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask the doc: Who did your surgery and what kind did u have or ask your gyn if you did not have a gyn surgery , your ? Is too non specific to give an answer.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Depends...: On what joint you are referring to?
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?lcl: Be specific...Did u mean open lateral collateral ligament repair? Or posterolateral corner reconstructive surgery(both knee).We also repair 'lateral' ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Runni ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It varies: Recovery varies from patient to patient. Factors such as age, preop condition, and type of surgery can alter recovery rate. The time in the hospital ... Read More
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