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A 50-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
A few days: Most patients use crutches for 1 to 7 days.
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 37 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.
Last updated Dec 2, 2012


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