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How Long Can I Wait Before Doing Meniscus Repair Surgery
Swelling down: As soon as swelling is down.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: Depending on the type of repair, your surgeon may protect your weightbearing and your activities to maximize healing. If part of the torn meniscus was removed, you would be allowed to walk as soon as you feel able. However, if the torn meniscus was repaired with sutures, then you might need to use crutches (partial weightbearing) for 4-6 weeks and gradually resume walking. Check with the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crutches for 6 weeks: Most meniscal repair surgeries, whether done open or arthroscopically, require up to 6 weeks of limited weight bearing with crutches. Most surgeons allow at least the weight of the foot to touch the ground during that time. Physical therapy is geared at working on quadriceps function/strength and limited knee motion from 0-90 degrees. Bracing in extension for ambulation may be indicated as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the extent of the injury and the type of repair_ open vs arthroscopic can have a different recovery time of weeks. What type of surgery are you having? Is the meniscus completely torn, partially torn, ? ...Read more
Generally upto 6 mon: Ths, but your surgeon should be advising you as a lot depends on how the surgery went and the state of your tissues and the repair. So heed you surgeons advice as it might be less or even more. ...Read more
After few days: Patients are given crutches, and instructed to walk with the crutches. Most often, patients will be allowed to place weight on the operated leg so long as the knee is held fully straight (either with a knee immobilizer or a hinged knee brace locked in extension). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-4 months: If you had a true repair and plan to return to sports then to be safe it's best to wait 3-4 months for full recovery. ...Read more
Why can't I flex my knee I had meniscus repair after 3 weeks of surgery? when will I be able to gain flexibility?
Variable: That depends on a number of factors: 1) allograft or autograft - when using your own tendon (either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon), the donor site (where we get the tendon) typically hurts more than the acl reconstruction. 2) type of acl reconstruction - some surgeons are performing "all-inside" acl reconstructions that have significantly less surgical pain, 3) individual pain tolerance. ...Read more
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