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What is meniscus surgery like? what can i expect?

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Dr. Robert Klitzman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Meniscus Surgery: Meniscus surgery is usually done arthroscopically, meaning that small portals are used to enter the knee. The knee is filled with fluid. Small instruments along with a camera are used to get to the meniscus tear. It is then either repaired with stitches or trimmed. Only the diseased meniscus would be trimmed. All of the good meniscus would be left to continue providing cushion for the knee.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I expect after having ACL & meniscus surgery?

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Better function: After surgery, depending on if the meniscus is repair or removed, you should be involved in a rehab protocol the is specific for acl/meniscus recovery. The rehab takes 4-6 months, plus the time to get back to your sport specific activities. My patients are not allowed to do any cutting or pivoting until 8 months after surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can I expect after a meniscus surgery?

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Improvement: Depending on the type of tear you have, your doctor will elect to remove the torn meniscus or fix it. If it is removed then your recovery should be quick-back to sports within a couple of weeks. If you have it repaired then you are looking at 6 weeks of walking with a brace on then a dedicated pt protocol that would get you back to high level activities around 4-6 months.

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