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Meniscectomy recovery timeline

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Varies: When a ligament is reconstructed, the rehab time is longer because the repair needs to be protected. Rehab time depends on your age and level of fitn... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 37 years experience
Quick: The recovery varies from patient to patient, but overall it is quick. Most patients will have some swelling after surgery and some pain for days to a ... Read More
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Knee recovery: Recovery from meniscectomy can be variable; this may depend on your bmi, associated arthritic findings and response to physical therapy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Can't predict: It's impossible to predict. We know that a partial menisectomy changes joint stresses on the knee placing more stress on the articular cartilage. You ... Read More
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Slows recovery: Meniscus tears resolve quickly after partial meniscectomy. The finding of cartilage damage puts a cloud over your recovery and ability to return to ru... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
None on recovery : Articular cartilage damage does not affect recovery, but you may have lingering pain after full recovery secondary to the cartilage damage depending o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Removal of cartilage: When people tear cartilage in the knee joint, it's usually a meniscus teat. This semi-circular cartilage rings the periphery of the knee joint and he... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Not much: Menisectomy these days is very simple surgery, have few complications if it is done the right hands. The possible complication is infection (less than... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Quad Strengthening: Typically, a meniscectomy should not cause too much trauma to the knee and patients recover quite easily. However, the procedure can inhibit the quad ... Read More

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