A 52-year-old female asked:
Lateral release of knee average recovery time?
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Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
8-12 weeks to start: Isolated lateral releases done arthroscopically take several months to improve. First the wound pain takes a while, then getting comfortable with the adjusted tracking of the patella position takes time. For some improvement is faster than others. Quad strengthening takes months to maximize as well.
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sports medicine 37 years experience
Lateral release: Lateral release of the knee should not be taken lightly; numerous complications can occur including recurrent swelling of the knee, mal tracking of the patella and neuromas. Typical recovery time can take 3-4 months.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2019
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