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partial medial meniscectomy recovery

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 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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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Post op knee: It can be normal , it depends if it has associated pain. Clunking getting up from a chair is, most likely related to patella femoral contact which usu ... Read More
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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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yikes: The wear on your lateral side and lateral meniscus tear is a not great. The lateral meniscus is responsible for balancing and distribution of force mo ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 Month: What take too long to heal is the repair of the medial meniscus.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it is possible: It is very routine surgery to do that.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed.
A 43-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 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very successful: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery has undergone considerable changes over the past decade. Intensive research into the biomechanics o ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly.: If you are having symptoms and you have not responded to conservative treatment.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: most likely yes but it could be a simple surgery done by a scope to repair the tear of course go and see a bone doctor or knee specialist can help yo ... 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Meniscus: If symptomatic then the answer would be yes. Not all meniscus tears especially partial ones require surgery. However please understand that the menisc ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
meniscus: Usually a meniscocapsular separation require surgery to repair the meniscus back to the capsule with sutures. Alternatively, the meniscus can be remo ... 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 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis ( ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your ort ... Read More
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 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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