how long do you have to avoid driving after meniscus tear surgery

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Dr. Matthew Enna answered:

How long do you have to avoid driving after meniscus tear surgery?

Right side or left?

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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.
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How long can a torn meniscus take to heal without surgery?

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Frequently a torn miniscus will not heal. It is important to get medical advice, usually from an orthopedic specialist to determine the severity of the tear and whether or not surgery is necessary to get well.
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Dr. Pietro Seni answered:

After surgery on my torn meniscus how long will i be out of work?

2-3weeks

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All depend weather the meniscus was excised(partial menisectomy)or it was sutured.Simple uncomplicated menisectomy no more than two weeks,repaired one about six to eight weeks.
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How long will it take for me to recover from surgery after a torn meniscus?

Simple surgery

Usually in uncomplicated cases with advanced current techniques, about 2-4 weeks
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Dr. Philip W. Chao answered:

I might need surgery because i might have a torn meniscus and I play golf. Any ways to avoid it?

Well surgery is deci

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decided by you and your surgeon. Discuss this with your surgeon. All meniscus tears do not need surgery.
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Dr. Albert Diaz answered:

After I had torn meniscus surgery my leg became a little longer, yoga helps but what else can I do?

Dont think so.

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It is a physical impossibility that your leg actually became longer after your surgery for a torn meniscus. Perhaps you were walking with a bent knee prior to surgery, and after surgery you normalized your gait and felt as though there was an increase in length.
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Dr. David Trettin answered:

How long should i wait to have my right hip totally replaced if i just had surgery on my left knee for torn meniscus?

Wait until...

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You are over your knee scope completely . Some patients who have their knee ' fixed' feel better and have less hip pain and a better gait @ 6-8 wks. However. , if u have AVN and/or advanced OA of the hip and your pain is interfering w/ your quality of life have it replaced when you are ready.Discuss w/ your surgeon. Best of Luck!
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I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus about a year ago, and my knee still hurts if I am active for too long. Shouldn't it be healed by now? Or is there another problem?

May just be arthriti

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Its common to have articular cartilage wear in the knee called osteoarthritis. Meniscus pain is sharp & acute, common with twisting and squatting. Arthritis pain is usually a dull achey pain with first getting up, after long periods of activity, at night at the end of along day, with stair climbing, rising and sitting, getting on and off the toilet. Xray shows space lose. See you doc try injection
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Can surgery fix a torn meniscus?

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Yes, but many factors affect the success of meniscus repair. These include age of the patient (better if younger than 40), location of the tear, and the type of tear. Your surgeon will likely take all these points into consideration when performing your surgery.
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered:

Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus??

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It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months.
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