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How can I strengthen the ligaments in my knee after arthroscopic surgery?

How can I strengthen the ligaments in my knee after arthroscopic surgery?

Strength training: Increasing the strength of your lower extremity muscles including your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, will provide stability to the knee to following an arthroscopic surgery. We also believe building a solid foundation through your trunk muscles is essential for knee stability with functional activities, sport, and exercise. Squats, dead lifts, lunges, leg press, and planks are ideal exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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What can I do to bend the knee after arthroscopic surgery?

Depends: Many types of conditions are treated arthroscopically. Please ask your surgeon on your limitations and rehab protocol. They may have restrictions on range of motion and weight bearing depending on what was done. ...Read more

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Whats recovery time for knee arthroscopic surgery ?

4-8 weeks: For straightforward partial menisectomy (removing part of meniscus) it is typically a quick recovery. Generally crutches are given for comfort but you can be weightbearing as tolerated. Once swelling and pain are reduced and you achieve full range of motion (2-4 weeks, generally) you can begin resuming activities. But you should speak to your orthopedist to get realistic expectations. ...Read more

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What can I expect after having knee arthroscopic surgery?

What can I expect after having knee arthroscopic surgery?

Mild pain, swelling: Knee arthroscopy is currently routinely an outpatient procedure. Depending upon the degree of damage and also upon what exactly is done inside your knee during the arthroscopy, you may have anywhere from minimal to moderate pain. A simple removal of torn tissue or a loose body would cause minimal pain and allow for rapid recuperation. Meniscal repair or acl reconstruction causes moderate pain. ...Read more

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Why is it that cycling is allowed after knee arthroscopic surgery?

Non-impact: Generally well tolerated non-impact activity helping to restore motion. Motion of this nature has been shown to be important factor for cartilage well-being and over-all muscle strength/tone. Also helps to maintain cardiovascular fitness. ...Read more

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After left knee arthroscopic surgery can I drive myself home 3 hours?

After left knee arthroscopic surgery can I drive myself home 3 hours?

Wait 24 hrs: You should not drive for 24 hrs after surgery or if you are on pain meds (or other meds that can affect alertness and motor skills). ...Read more

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I still have knee pain six months after arthroscopic surgery. Is this normal?

No: Pain should go away within a few weeks. Be sure to follow-up with your surgeon or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have no one to help me so after a arthroscopic surgery of left knee can I drive myself home?

I have no one to help me so after a arthroscopic surgery of left knee can I drive myself home?

Ill advised: After surgery you will likely not be able to drive due to the anesthesia. Your knee will also not be in good condition to drive. I would suggest a taxi or a rideshare program in your community. ...Read more

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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


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more