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What is the recovery time for meniscus tear?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Meniscus tear: Depending upon personality of the tear and the type of treatment, may be 4-6 weeks.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery time after surgery for meniscus tear?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Repair vs removal: This procedure is completed arthroscopically. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick; you may start ambulating as tolerated post-op with a debridement. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How much time until i can ski again (meniscus tear and microfracture)?

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Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Microfracture: If you had a microfracture, i would not advise skiing for at least 6 months or more. Only the surgeon that was in your knee really knows the extent of your injury. It would be wise to follow his or her guidelines. Don't push it too soon.

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