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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Acl And Meniscus Surgery
1-6 weeks: 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. ...Read more
It Depends: 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. ...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
5-12 months, varies: This is highly variable depending on other injuries in the knee, the activity level you are returning to, and the type of surgery/graft choice used to replace your acl. In general, daily activities and sedentary work can be resumed in 2-6 weeks. Full healing of the graft varies from 6 months to 2 years. Most sports can be resumed at 6-9 months, but normal strength and function may take longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meniscus surgery rec: That really depends on if they shaved it out or repaired it. If it was simple tear, then you should be healed, or ready for full activity before 90 days. If it was a repair and you were advised to not put weight on it, then the recovery will be much longer (3-5 months). ...Read more
Varies by procedure.: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expect 6-9 months: Like most ligament reconstructions about the knee, an lcl (lateral collateral ligament) reconstruction requires months of formal rehabilitation. Running is not routinely allowed until after 3-4 months. A stepwise progression thereafter allows you to get back to maximal functional recovery between 6 to 9 months. ...Read more
Depends: This is a tough one to answer because recovery is defined differently and different body parts recovery differently. Technically, cartilage does not have a blood supply and so does not have the potential to fully heal. Sometimes pain associated with cartilage damage will subside, but it is difficult to predict how long this will take or if it will happen at all. Treatments are available. ...Read more
Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. It can take up to 9 months to fully heal. Following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you are concerned talk to your doctor. Check Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple surgery: Usually in uncomplicated cases with advanced current techniques, about 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Patella injuries and acl injuries are very different and encompasse a wide variation of different injuries. Each injury has very different recovery times. They vary from 2 weeks for a patella bruise, 12 weeks for a patella fracture, 4 months for a patella tendon rupture, to 8-9 months after surgery following an acl reconstruction. Time to visit your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on what procedures where performed and how they where performed. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more
It really varies.: Recovery from ACL tears vary greatly depending on the severity of tear, if it was surgically repaired or managed with physical therapy etc. Recovery can be as short as a few weeks but can also be months as each case is unique. Exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee are important for recovery and prevention of future injury. Results are promising with patience and a good rehab program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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