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How long does acl and meniscus surgery take? how long is recovery?

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See below : Surgery usually takes 45-90 minutes. Full recovery usually 9-12 months.

Answered 4/8/2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

About an hour: While the surgery can take 1-11/2hrs recovery is much longer typically it can take 6-12 months of rehab to get back to regular sport activities.

Answered 11/26/2014

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6-12 mos: Although many sources suggest a full recovery to sports in 6 mos, it may be 6-12 months before you can return to full physical activities. Timing depends on the amount of knee damage, type of graft, specific sport, competition level, & psychology http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/acl-program/surgical-recovery/acl-rehab-expectations.html http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/dec12/clinical7.asp

Answered 10/17/2018

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