A member asked:

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

15 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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).

Answered 6/18/2022


Dr. Christopher Hajnik answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

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.

Answered 10/6/2018


Dr. Andrew DeGruccio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered 3/13/2019


Dr. Gregory Harvey answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered 12/10/2013



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