A 45-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

how longs it take to recover from a partial meniscectomy?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-8 weeks: Depending on your age, condition of your knee, recovery can be very quick, but certainly within 8 weeks at most, you should be close to full recovery.
Answered on Jan 14, 2018
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Varies 2-8 weeks: Recovery depends on many factors including your age, possible genetic make up (some people recover faster), pre surgery conditioning, intraoperative intervention, and post-operative rehabilitation. Many professional athletes are in great shape before the surgery and can bounce back easier. Amount and type of intraoperative work done in the knee by your surgeon could influence your recovery
Answered on Jan 14, 2018
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fairly quickly: A well performed arthroscopy with partial medial meniscectomy does not damage anything and merely removes a painful mechanical tear. As soon as the kn ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not right: Some thing must be wrong, ask your surgeon if there is some things else he found in the joint at the time of the procedure.
7
7 thanks
A 36-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
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Removal of cartilage: When people tear cartilage in the knee joint, it's usually a meniscus teat. This semi-circular cartilage rings the periphery of the knee joint and he ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month