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How long is recovery time from a arthroscopic surgery?

How long is recovery time from a arthroscopic surgery?

2-6 weeks: It depends on how expensive te surgery is and what kind of activity is desired. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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How long is the recovery time for an arthroscopic surgery on your knee?

How long is the recovery time for an arthroscopic surgery on your knee?

Depends: Arthroscopy is done for many different diagnosis. Within 2 weeks you may be fine, other times it can be a couple of months. Discusss your diagnosis with your surgeon to get a better feel on the estimated recovery for your condition. ...Read more

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Whats recovery time for knee arthroscopic surgery ?

Whats recovery time for knee arthroscopic surgery ?

4-8 weeks: For straightforward partial menisectomy (removing part of meniscus) it is typically a quick recovery. Generally crutches are given for comfort but you can be weightbearing as tolerated. Once swelling and pain are reduced and you achieve full range of motion (2-4 weeks, generally) you can begin resuming activities. But you should speak to your orthopedist to get realistic expectations. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for ankle arthroscopic surgery? And when can I resume my normal activities after surgery?

How long is the recovery for ankle arthroscopic surgery? And when can I resume my normal activities after surgery?

Recovery: Your recovery depends on the extent of the surgery; the efficiency of your immune system; the delivery of essential nutrients to the surgical site for repair; the quality of your sleep; how well hydrated you are; the extent of your post-op physical therapy and activity level. In other words, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration. Expect at least 3 to 4 months on average. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroscopic surgery?

Scope recovery: Depending upon what was wrong and what was done, a partial meniscectomy for example allows immediate weight bearing and wean off crutches when able. Usually 2 weeks off work and 2 weeks of light activity, then ok full activity as tolerated. ...Read more

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After major arthroscopic surgery, how long should I wait before running?

After major arthroscopic surgery, how long should I wait before running?

Depends: It depends on the type of procedure that was done. A meniscectomy would be about 2-4 weeks, a chondroplasty would be about 10-12 weeks, an acl reconstruction would be about 4-6 months. Your recovery also depends in your state before surgery. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to wear a knee neoprene sleeve after surgery and for how long. It is now 2 weeks since i had knee arthroscopic surgery. Thank you.?

Is not: Neoprene sleeve may help with postop swelling following the immediate post-op time.After two weeks is not necessary to wear any external immobilization specially after simple arthroscopy.You should concentrate in rehabilitation of the knee with proper exercise program directed by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much time to recover from arthroscopic surgery for bucket handle tear.Should the surgery performed in hospital or surgery center respect to cost?

Depends: This depends if the tear can be repaired (longer recovery with some early restrictions) or not (shorter recovery with no restrictions). Recovery should be 4-12 weeks. The surgeon you choose is more important than the facility. ...Read more

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I've had wrist arthroscopic surgery done, and now it looks like my bones seperated and they pop all the time and its very painful..Is this normal?

I've had wrist arthroscopic surgery done, and now it looks like my bones seperated and they pop all the time and its very painful..Is this normal?

No it is not: Having said that what the doctor told you have, did he do any repair through the scope or no? Why is the popping ? Why is the pain? I would go back those and see his response ? If you are satisfy seek second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more