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Doctor insights on: Arthroscopic Medial Meniscus Repair

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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 (Definition)

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