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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Acl And Meniscus Surgery
6-12 mos: Although many sources suggest a full recovery to sports in 6 mos, it may be 6-12 months before you can return to full physical activities. Timing depends on the amount of knee damage, type of graft, specific sport, competition level, & psychology http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/acl-program/surgical-recovery/acl-rehab-expectations.html http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/dec12/clinical7.asp ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everyone reacts to-: -this surgery in different ways. 1-even the same surgeon has different recover early. Things that may cause more swelling are bleeding, how much was done, & some have a tendency to swell than others, 2-not resting enough, improper use of ice, being to active. Follow Ur surgeon's protocol, in the long run your result should not B any different. Always let surgeon know of any sudden changes. ...Read more
I tore my ACL and meniscus. Had surgery on it two weeks ago. How long will it take before i can walk and put pressure on the leg?
Ask your surgeon...: For a copy of their protocol. This answer depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control. 4) pain, 5) swelling. Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. Note that any meniscal repair may slow your ability to put weight on your leg to protect the repair, but is worth it in the long run (prevent arthritis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does arthroscopic knee surgery take to heal? I had scar tissue removed and a ACL Lateral Meniscus trimmed? But I did a squat and popped pain
Varies: It varies, arthroscopic knee surgery describes the approach used, but not the exact surgery done once inside the knee. Did you have a complete ACL tear? If a meniscal tear is trimmed, recovery usually about 2-4 weeks, if ACL reconstructed then 8-12 weeks, if ACL torn but not reconstructed, you may have persistent instability. Let your surgeon know about the incident you are describing. ...Read more
I'm getting ACL and meniscus surgery in a week. I'm so nervous! what is the procedure? How long till i can walk? Will it be swollen?
Good questions: Breathe. These are great questions for you surgeon as each doc has specific desires and timelines after surgery. For me you walk the next day with pt. Yes there is swelling and pain but it is easily managed. The procedure is to replace your present torn acl with another one. Write down your questions on a paper and ask your doc by face or by email. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting ACL and meniscus surgery in a week. I'm nervous! what is the procedure? Will it be swollen? About how long until i can walk again?
Talk to your surgeon: It will be swollen and painful in the first few days for sure. The question of walking is hard to answer without knowing what is going to be done to the meniscus... You should get all the answers from your surgeon. If you do not, i would reconsider your choice of a surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3-4 weeks: It depend on you and your progress with rehab. ...Read more
How long is recovery from arthroscopic ACL/meniscus surgery? I do not drive, live alone. If I don't have it done, what are longterm consequences?
Much time: The recovery from an ACL surgery may take up to six months depending the type of repair and if there is a meniscal repair vs. partial resection. The operation may take up to 1.5 hours depending upon pathology. Post operatively aggressive physical therapy is often needed to get one back to normal. If one opts not to have the surgery and knee is unstable, arthritis will set in. ...Read more
34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?
Prevent arthritis: Part of prevention of further wear of ones knee is established by securing the structural deficits as u already have . Other pearls include maintaining good muscle tone, keeping your BMI below 25., Avoid quick cutting or pivoting sports, maintain a healthy diet to include vitamin e and glucosamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery: Unfortunately there is no way to speed up recovery. Tissue heals at a fairly set pace that varies a little from person to person. Follow your doctors rehab protocol to reduce your risk of failure for your surgery. To much too soon can be bad. ...Read more
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I just had ACL and meniscus surgery.Its been about 3 wks. I feel a slight bump in the size of like a dime. Should i be worried? What's should I do?
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