how long does it take to recover after an arthroscopic knee surgery

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How long does it take to recover after an arthroscopic knee surgery?

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Recovery fro simple knee arthroscopy (meniscal debridement, loose body removal, plica excision) takes ~6 wks; if you rehab diligently you can get back faster (sports in 3-4 weeks). Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction (e.g. ACL), meniscus repairs, or articular cartilage procedures (microfracture, ACI, etc) require longer rehabilitation, often 6-12 months. Talk to your surgeon about your case.
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How long does it take to recover from an arthroscopic knee surgery?

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on how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope I typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary Job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their Job. Strengthening of the Quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks.
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How long does it take to recover from a post op knee stiffness after arthroscopic knee surgery?

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3-6 weeks usually depending on what was done. Go to PT.
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Dr. Allen P. Lu answered:

How long does it take to recover from knee arthroscopy surgery?

1-6 weeks

Meniscus
For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from.
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Dr. Jason M. Boyer answered:

How long will it take to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery?

Depends

Arthroscopy
Typically people recover from knee arthroscopy in 4-6 weeks, but some of this depends on what was done. Progressive and gentle range of motion is typically the best way to start with a progressive return to heavire sports and activities.
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I had arthoscopic knee surgery because of plica on Monday the 24th of Sept. How long will it take to recover?

Plica

Collagen
It depends upon what else was done and what else was found on the scope. Tissue is made of collagen, which usually takes 6 weeks to heal.
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How long does it take on average for someone to recover from a knee surgery?

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Recovery times differ depending on the surgical procedure performed and also on the individual. We do recommend getting into your therapy program immediately following your surgery to minimize your swelling, keep the tissues mobile and start strengthening as appropriate to give you the best outcome from your surgery.
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How long does it take to recover from a knee arthroscopy?

Varies by procedure.

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If it is for a meniscus tear, most people are moderately sore for 3-5 days. Swelling improves starting around day 4 or so. Most people take pain meds for 2-10 days. Some take no narcotics at all. Crutches for a day or two then sometimes a cane. Most are done with these by first week. Limping around for a week or two is common. Many can do mild to moderate activity in 10-14 days. Best by 4-6 weeks.
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Dr. Robert Meislin answered:

How long could it take to recover from knee arthroscopy?

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recovery from knee surgery varies from several days to weeks to months. a straight forward knee arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy will usually require 4-6 weeks to recover from meniscal repair may require 3 months, from ACL surgery may require 4-6 months. you need to ask your surgeon what he expects to do and what your expected recovery time is.
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How long will it typically take to recover from knee arthroscopy?

2-6 weeks

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It depends on the surgery performed and variables such as pain and swelling after the surgery.
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