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How long will i need to use crutches after a left knee arthroscopy to remove bone spurs?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
A few days: Most patients use crutches for 1 to 7 days.
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Knee arthroscopy: Depending on the involvement and scope of the procedure crutches may only be needed for several days following which a cane can be used for improved ambulation and support.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long should I use crutches after a left knee arthroscopy to remove bone spurs?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Crutches: Check with your surgeon, but usually just a few days til hte effects of the anesthesia wear off and your balance is good.

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Last updated Dec 2, 2012

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