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I had medial meniscus repair last week and i still can't walk. Is this a normal thing to deal with?

I had medial meniscus repair last week and i still can't walk. Is this a normal thing to deal with?

See your ORS: Assuming you had arthroscopic "all- inside" meniscus repair. You should be walking with crutches( or walker) 1 wk. Post-op. Some surgeons 'protect' the meniscus w/ 'toe - touch' weight bearing on the affected extremity for 3-6 wks.Post-op after meniscal repair.I let my patients weight bear as tolerated immediately ( surgeon preference ).In any event you should be up walking! contact your ors. Gl! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


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I am 26 I had a meniscus repair to the posterior horn of my medial meniscus last year new MRI showes worse re tear/cyst within, what are some options?

I am 26 I had a meniscus repair to the posterior horn of my medial meniscus last year new MRI showes worse re tear/cyst within, what are some options?

Several options: If you aren't having any pain or symptoms, nothing needs to be done. MRI's after meniscus repair may not be completely accurate. If you are having pain, catching or locking, a repeat arthroscopic surgery can be done to either remove the tear or do a repeat repair. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus repair with sutures 3 weeks ago is normal that I can't bend my knee or do squats, in pain is this normal?

Medial meniscus repair with sutures 3 weeks ago is normal that I can't bend my knee or do squats, in pain is this normal?

You Have Kneesles!!: Do squats?? You crazy?? You need a few weeks of rehab!! The surgery is one thing, but the rehab is everything else! Squats put the most stress on your knee (short of jumping out of a window with your legs flexed). Don't expect normal range of motion for a while. Work up to full activity gradually. Find a good physical therapist and get to it. He or she can fill you in on all the rest. ...Read more

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Does a superior medial meniscus displacement need arthroscopic surgery to fix the problem? Please help and explain.

Does a superior medial meniscus displacement need arthroscopic surgery to fix the problem? Please help and explain.

Orto: Meniscus is cartilage in your knee. Helps cushion your knees . May need surgery depending what your symptoms are such as your knee locking swelling or pain. Also depends on how active you are. ...Read more

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How soon can be i can start pt after meniscus repair arthroscopic surgery. What can I do as exercise, and and diet plan.

How soon can be i can start pt after meniscus repair arthroscopic surgery. What can I do as exercise, and and diet plan.

Surgeon Decision: Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon. In general meniscal repair is a much slower rehab process than partial meniscectomy but at age 22 it would be beneficial to preserve as much as your meniscus as possible so it would be worth the extra rehab if your surgeon thinks your meniscus would heal if it is repaired. In any case pick a good surgeon and trust him/her. ...Read more

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I am having arthroscopic right knee surgery for a posterior root tear. What exactly do they do for that? I also have a large medial meniscus tear.

I am having arthroscopic right knee surgery for a posterior root tear. What exactly do they do for that? I also have a large medial meniscus tear.

Trim away: Most meniscal tears are trimmed away. In a rare case, in a young person, the meniscus can be repaired.

The root is part of the meniscus wear it attaches near the back of the knee. ...Read more

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How long aft arthroscopic surgery (2 weeks ago)for medial meniscus tear should I be concerned re blood clots? Calf pain immed after surgery but no more.

How long aft arthroscopic surgery (2 weeks ago)for medial meniscus tear should I be concerned re blood clots? Calf pain immed after surgery but no more.

2 weeks.: Generally speaking, after about 2 weeks, you're out of the woods, as far as developing blood clots. However, we have seen patients develop them 2-3 weeks after surgery, but that's extremely rare. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

Painful cyst in left knee adjacent to posterior horn of medial meniscus. No meniscus tear (confirmed via MRI & arthroscopy). Treatment options?

See below:: Most cysts in the back of the knee are due to knee joint causes, which improve as the causes is treated. So my recommendations would be: 1: do nothing except maybe pain meds, for 3 months; if no improvement, then; 2: aspiration (removing fluid) under ultrasonic guidance for fluid/needle biopsy; or; 3: removal of the cyst through the back of the knee, to get tissue for biopsy. ...Read more

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My mother is 57 doctor took MRI and said it require arthescopic meniscus cobolation because medial meniscus is mildly displacr and suggestive to tear?

My mother is 57 doctor took MRI and said it require arthescopic meniscus cobolation because medial meniscus is mildly displacr and suggestive to tear?

Meniscal tear: Not all meniscus need to be treated. Pstients w isolated pain and mechanical sypmtoms such ad locking catching may be a canidate for arthroscopic partial menisectomy if they have failed a conservative treatment l. ...Read more

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I have tears (medial meniscus) in both knees that need repaired. Can I get both knees done at the same time?

I have tears (medial meniscus) in both knees that need repaired.  Can I get both knees done at the same time?

Maybe: Talk to your Orthopedist about this option. It depends on the type/extent of planned surgeries, your general health and other medical conditions, and how much support you have at home. One recovery / rehabilitation time is always better than two--unless Dr is concerned you will not do well "favoring both legs" at the same time. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus posterior horiz' oblique tear. Repair or partial menisectomy? Can it self heal, how can I help it? Is timing critical? 46yo fit male.

Medial meniscus posterior horiz' oblique tear. Repair or partial menisectomy? Can it self heal, how can I help it? Is timing critical? 46yo fit male.

Partial meniscectomy: Most tears in this region have poor blood supply and likely will not heal, even if sewn back together. Partial meniscectomy will give the fastest, most reliable result, with fe long term implications. Timing not that critical. ...Read more

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