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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you please describe meniscus repair and acl surgery recovery timeline?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
In due time...: I have my patients wear a brace until 6-9 weeks postop. While many patients are able to put partial weight on the leg w/ the aid of crutches, it is not unusual for them to feel weakness/ pain @ 4 wks that prevent them from fully walking on their own. You should discuss specifics with your physical therapist/ surgeon as each protocol varies slightly.
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