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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
21 years experience Sports Medicine
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
36 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3-4 weeks: Generally a patient can recover and return to work and sports after 3-4 weeks following a knee scope for synovectomy.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
It depends: One can walk out of the recovery room with a cane but then it is about 5 days until biking on a stationary bike and running in 4-6 weeks. Please discu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Causes painfull knee: If without repair usually very rapid max is two weeks. If repair is done it take six weeks to be able to recover. If knee remains warm and painful th ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
29 years experience Podiatry
5-8 months: Depending on the actual procedure that is done, most people are nonweightbearing in a cast for 4-6 weeks then weightbearing cast for 4-6 weeks, then p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
?Open : Or thoracoscopic for what reason did you have it open hurt for months.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Weeks: I have seen professional athletes recover in 7 days, ready to return to competition--this is extremely fast. 4 weeks if you rehab very well. 6 weeks ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In due time...: I have my patients wear a brace until 6-9 weeks postop. While many patients are able to put partial weight on the leg w/ the aid of crutches, it is no ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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22 years experience Critical Care
Depends: For a standard cervical discectomy and fusion for radiculopathy it's 8-12 weeks. You could return to work more quickly depending on what you do. The ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Deprends: On ttype of fusion what approach anterior alif or plif or xilf allograft autograft bmp how many levels your diagnosis definition of recovery 6months ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
6 weeks: But it also depends on what they did.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends: A fractured ankle has varying degrees of severity. If you had a mild fracture and did not require surgery it might be a little as 3 months. If you had ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scope recovery: Depending upon what was wrong and what was done, a partial meniscectomy for example allows immediate weight bearing and wean off crutches when able. U ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
Only your surgeon : can tell you what is best for you. We do not know the important details such as your weight, level of fitness, degree of injury to your meniscus, etc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Soft palate surgery: This surgery is typically done to treat sleep apnea. It's purpose is to tighten the opening to the throat by lifting the uvula and the soft palate of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on extent of: Injury, age, rehab , and pre inury health status.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
2-4 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation was, laparoscopic or not?, how long you waited prior to surgery . Whether there was perf or not? Still, in mo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 mos: Acl: generally speaking. 12 wks for straight line jogging, 6 mos for pivoting activity. 12 mos for full recovery. Maybe a bit longer if allograft u ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Typically 4-6 weeks: Most routine arthroscopic meniscus procedure take about 4-6 weeks for recovery. Usually you are wlaking well within a few days but it usually take ... Read More
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