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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long after knee arthroscopy can i start playing football i had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Should ask your M.D.: You should definitely discuss any level of return to play with your surgeon. The answer will depend upon whether the meniscus tear was repaired or simply debrided. Debrided or partially removed meniscal tears usually allow for an earlier return to sports than does a repair.
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Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee surgery: For a routine knee arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy it is quite possible to return to football play after 9 weeks. Following repair of the torn meniscus this may take up to 3-4 months.
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Last updated Aug 4, 2016

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