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how long does it take to recover from a partial meniscectomy?

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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 knee calms down and overall strength has returned, return to activities is safe. This can be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months, depending on the person. The majority of recovery is getting back quad strength and range of motion.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
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