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A 47-year-old female asked:

How long does arthroscopic knee surgery take to heal? i had scar tissue removed and a acl lateral meniscus trimmed? but i did a squat and popped pain

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies, arthroscopic knee surgery describes the approach used, but not the exact surgery done once inside the knee. Did you have a complete ACL tear? If a meniscal tear is trimmed, recovery usually about 2-4 weeks, if ACL reconstructed then 8-12 weeks, if ACL torn but not reconstructed, you may have persistent instability. Let your surgeon know about the incident you are describing.

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