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Acl Mcl Meniscus Surgery Recovery Time
How come I can't bear weight on my leg even with crutches 5 days after an acl/mcl/meniscus surgery?
Lots of surgery: Usually weight bearing is allowed after ACl surgery, but depending on swelling and pain, you may not be able to bear weight. If the meniscus was repaired, weight bearing may not be allowed to reduce the stress on the meniscus repair. Again, an MCL reconstruction causes pain and swelling that may cause difficulty with weight bearing. ...Read moreGet an answer that is personalized to you ›
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more
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I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will i be able to fully bend it again before surgery?
Is is it better to get surgery sooner or after some physical therapy for a torn acl/mcl and meniscus?
What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?
Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthopedic surgeon is in the best position to answer this question. It's safe to say that your recovery will last for several months with a lot of physical therapy. ...Read moreGet an answer that is personalized to you ›
Just an estimate: While hard to be specific without knowing more of the details, from the list you are asking about, the acl is likely the limiting factor. The healing and therapy after an acl reconstruction is 6-9 months. The meniscus and mcl will heal during this time, but the acl usually takes the longest. ...Read moreGet an answer that is personalized to you ›
Nwb 4 how long approx or not at all?After ACL recon, MCL repair, medial and lateral meniscus repair. Just approx i know everyone is different. Thanks
I tore my ACL (complete tear, patella tendon), MCL (minor tear, bioscrews and stitches), and meniscus (had to trim 1/3). How long before I can run?
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical preference, you certainly would want to clear it with your surgeon. all that being said, 12 weeks would be a general time frame in which one could often return to light jogging with those injuries/surgery. ...Read moreGet an answer that is personalized to you ›
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