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A 42-year-old member asked:

I just had meniscus repair surgery how long until i can walk on it?

4 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
After few days: Patients are given crutches, and instructed to walk with the crutches. Most often, patients will be allowed to place weight on the operated leg so long as the knee is held fully straight (either with a knee immobilizer or a hinged knee brace locked in extension).
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Follow your surgeon's instructions. Usually patient's are non-weight bearing for 4-6 weeks after meniscus repair surgery. Meniscectomy, or removal of torn meniscus tissue, typically has no post-op restrictions.
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Some surgeons allow weight-bearing as tolerated immediately with limited flexion to 90 degrees for 1 month. Other surgeons will be more conservative and do only partial weight-bearing with crutches for the first month. Confirm with your surgeon.
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Meniscus repair: It depends on the severity, size, and location of the tear. The safest taking is to stay on crutches and discuss plan with your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

I just had meniscus repair surgery. How long am waiting until I can walk safely on it?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Follow your surgeon's instructions because you want to give your meniscus the best opportunity to heal. Usually, this is 4-6 wks of non-weight bearing, but it depends on the size of the repair and its location.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2022
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