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meniscectomy and chondroplasty

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not very common: Usually menisectomy it is not very painful, few things could possibly make painful to have infection after that or the surgeon found other problems in ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Technology: Through one incision a camera is placed which allows the surgeon to visualize inside the knee. Through the other incision, instruments are placed to ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anywhere: The most common orthopedic procedure is a knee arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy. It means we can all perform it and it is difficult to fin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage removal: The knee has 2 cushioning cartilages called menisci . They are shaped like a waxing or waning moon. With injury the meniscus can become torn. Most tea ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Surgeons vary on their opinion about this, so you would probably want to check with your individual surgeon. The general idea is that the healing pro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Good options: Acl reconstruction at your age is a good option if you have knee instability. Only a small percentage of patients (copers) do well without surgery. Mi ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: When you have osteoarthritis in the knees this cleaning job will not get rid of the problem, it may ease it out for a while, having little pain does n ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If you desire to get back to an active lifestyle, typically yes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Follow surg's plan: Ur surgeon has the answer 2 ur specific situation . Follow his/her protocol 4 recovery recommendations.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable: Protocols vary a great deal, but typically the meniscus needs about 12 weeks to heal before aggressive range of motion and strengthening can begin. Ty ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
4-7 months: Sounds like you had a high energy injury to your knee. The rate limiting factor for recovery is the acl injury. In addition when combined with the men ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly disp ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Just an estimate: While hard to be specific without knowing more of the details, from the list you are asking about, the acl is likely the limiting factor. The healing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If a repair is possible, that would typically be best. The meniscus is a shock absorber inside the knee, and with removal or meniscectomy, there is g ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal sequellae: I do not do this procedure, but I do many laparoscopic procedures. I would expect that the normal sequellea to the trauma of the arthroscopy would in ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Berg
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Microfracture: Different surgeons have different protocols and you should discuss with your surgeon. Typically, motion of the knee and non weight bearing (WB) are u ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very common: Quad muscle atrophy after knee surgery is very common and often overlooked as a continuing source of problems. Several months of routine thigh streng ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL and meniscus: Costs vary with type of anesthesia, location of procedure, implants or products used, sometimes with time in or and recovery, meds needed, pt duration ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
$4000.00 to $6000.00: For hospital and doctor about $900.00. Her what other insurance estimate. X-rays $206 $35 mri $1984 $1614 intra-articular injection $1545 $1329 h ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Depends on the size of the tear. In most cases results are very good. Your surgeon is the best guide.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not the MCL or ACL: The total knee replacement remove Cartlidge on both the femoral bone, the tibial bone and the meniscus
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: It depends on what it done. A meniscal repair takes a 5week-6week non wt bearing and brace time. Simple triming of a tear takes only as long as ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cam lesions hip: Surgery and diagnosis for these problems is in its infancy. Became popular only a few years ago. Success has been varied. The few patients that I ha ... Read More
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