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A 19-year-old male asked:

Im 19 and tore my meniscus a year ago. i'm doing arthroscopy , how long til i can return to work? i bike 10-20 miles a week. and work at a kennel

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Meniscus tear: Probably 2-3 weeks if significant pivot. & twist required at work. If it is a meniscal repair may take a little longer.
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Expect 2 weeks: If you have the meniscus shaved you'll have a quick recovery. If you have an injury that can be repaired you'll have a better long-term outcome but a much slower recovery. A repair will keep you off your feet for a couple of weeks and then a few more weeks of getting back to full activity.

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Last updated Jul 27, 2019

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