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How Long Do You Have To Avoid Driving After Meniscus Tear Surgery
Right side or left?: If it is your left knee, you can probably drive very shortly after surgery as long as you are not taking narcotic. If it is your right knee, it will be at least a week before you can drive, as it would be risky to have to hit the break too soon after surgery, and you would be a risk to yourself and everyone else on the road. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Depends: If surgery is on the left leg i let some patients drive the next day if they feel ok. If the surgery is on the right leg i change to dressing in 48 hrs and may let them drive short distances based on their motion and amount of swelling present. ...Read more
Meniscus tear: Driving following a routine knee arthroscopy that involves the right knee may take up to 2 weeks. For the left knee about one week after surgery. Patient must not be taking narcotics when driving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Repair vs debride?: A meniscus repair mandates a slower rehabilittion that allows the necessary biology of healing ot occur else the repair will fail. A meniscal debridement is more likely for most tears an affords a rapid rehabiltation with immediate advancement of motion and weight bearing to full as sson as you can tolerated both. Work (desk) is usally ok after several days to a week. ...Read more
I have meniscus tear and arthritis under knee dr said joint replacement not arthroscopic surgery is long lasting help more do u agree ?
Arthritis: Hi, in older people with Arthritis the treatment for Meniscal tear is knee replacement rather than repair. Because the tear is most likely caused by the Arthritic joint.A study has been done and published in New England journal of Medicine and it shows Knee replacement is superior to repair, also Physical therapy in some cases is as equal to the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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