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A 48-year-old member asked:

what is it like to get arthroscopy for torn miniscus?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Like any surgical --: Procedure, it'll hurt but this incisional pain gets better all the time. Your pain from the torn meniscus will be eliminated, after the surgery. You'll need pt afterwards. You'll be getting pain meds for a couple of weeks. A month or so later you'll be glad to get rid of the meniscal tear symptoms. Good luck.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it mean to have an arthroscopic surgery ?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
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Definition: Arthroscopy simply means to put a cameral (scope) into a joint (arthro). Usually this is performed through 5-8mm long incisions with a camera the diameter and length of a number two pencil. This allows the surgeon to visualize the entire inside of the joint. Usually other portals (5-8mm) are made and instruments are inserted to repair or clean out the inside of the joint.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

If you tore your meniscus is it safe to walk on it?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
It may get worse.: A small meniscus tear heals by itself. The tear can progress in size and can cause locking of the knee. It then needs surgical excision or reapair.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How could you tell if you torn your meniscus?

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Dr. Howard Luks
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends...: Many people with torn menisci have no symptoms at all... Most do not experience much discomfort with walking... A few do. The most painful activities typically associate with a meniscus tear include kneeling, squatting, pivoting and twisting. Some may also experience giving way or locking if the piece is torn piece is large enough.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How should I treat a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
See a doctor.: Treatment ranges from non-operative treatment to removal of the torn piece to repair. Variables influencing the proper treatment of a torn meniscus include the patient's age, nature of the tear, presence or absence of other injuries, symptoms, and findings on examination. An appropriate decision regarding treatment can only be made in consultation with someone trained in caring for these injuries.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long is recovery time from a arthroscopic surgery?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: The typical uncomplicated knee scope requires 3-4 weeks to recover from. Unfortunately, not all scopes are the same. With meniscus repair, 3-4 months are required. With ligament repair/reconstruction, 4-6 months. With cartilage work/repair, anywhere from 2-12 months. Confirm the proposed procedure to get a more accurate estimate from your surgeon.

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