A 52-year-old female asked:
lateral release of knee average recovery time?
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Orthopedic Surgery 26 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.
5592 viewsAnswered Oct 18, 2018
sports medicine 36 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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