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A 33-year-old male asked:

I've been diagnosed a mild medial meniscopathy and i'll be practised an arthroscopy. what exercises would you recommend me in the meantime?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Low impact: I would recommend low impact exercise including quad and hamstring strengthening. Avoid deep knee bending and a twisting or turning. Ice your knee after exercise.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Painfree exercises: Meniscal tears cause knee pain on certain activities depending on where the tear is. A painfree exercise is undertaken to prevent further weakening of the muscles around the knee. This will speed up your recovery. Often a certain range of motion arc will be painful and another not. Isometric exercises like straight leg raising tone muscles without the bending that can cause pain.
Last updated Sep 11, 2015

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