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I just had meniscus repair surgery how long until I can walk on it?

I just had meniscus repair surgery how long until I can walk on it?

After few days: Patients are given crutches, and instructed to walk with the crutches. Most often, patients will be allowed to place weight on the operated leg so long as the knee is held fully straight (either with a knee immobilizer or a hinged knee brace locked in extension). ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I just had meniscus repair surgery. How long am waiting until I can walk safely on it?

I just had meniscus repair surgery. How long am waiting until I can walk safely on it?

It depends: Depending on the type of repair, your surgeon may protect your weightbearing and your activities to maximize healing. If part of the torn meniscus was removed, you would be allowed to walk as soon as you feel able. However, if the torn meniscus was repaired with sutures, then you might need to use crutches (partial weightbearing) for 4-6 weeks and gradually resume walking. Check with the doc. ...Read more

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I just had meniscus repair surgery, how long before i can walk?

I just had meniscus repair surgery, how long before i can walk?

Meniscus repair: It depends on the severity, size, and location of the tear. The safest taking is to stay on crutches and discuss plan with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I tore my ACL last weekend and have since had surgery on it to repair it. How much time will it take for it to heal?

I tore my ACL last weekend and have since had surgery on it to repair it. How much time will it take for it to heal?

6 weeks.: Generally, about 6 weeks for the acl to heal into your native bones and to get your range of motion back. Then it's about 6-8 months before you get all your strength and function back, to return to all activities, including sports. ...Read more

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I got ACL surgery a month ago and i was wondering how long till i can put pressure on it or walk?

I got ACL surgery a month ago and i was wondering how long till i can put pressure on it or walk?

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 more

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Last year i had ACL surgery on 3-14-13 and the screw bothers me when i run can I have it removed?

Last year i had ACL surgery on  3-14-13 and the screw bothers me when i run can I have it removed?

Ask your surgeon: Must defer this question to the operating surgeon. Please call their office . They may request a follow up exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my right hip (acetabular fracture) February third. How long does it take a person to walk again?

I had surgery on my right hip (acetabular fracture) February third.  How long does it take a person to walk again?

Depends: Several factors are involved, including underlying medical issues (co-morbidities), extent of the injury/fracture, ability to perform and recover with rehab/physical therapy etc. Generally speaking, you should be improved by now, so discuss with your surgeon and the rehab team. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i decide to have surgery on my meniscus will i be in an immobilizer brace? How long until i can drive if it's on my right knee?

If i decide to have surgery on my meniscus will i be in an immobilizer brace? How long until i can drive if it's on my right knee?

That depends on your: Orthopod, who'll base his decision on the operative findings ; what he had to do for it. Check with him re: driving. I don't allow my patients to drive for 6 weeks or till the strength in knee muscles is optimum. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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

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...: 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! ...Read more

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I broke my fibula, had surgery, and over time i was able to do toe touch walking with the crutches. How long until i can walk again?

I broke my fibula, had surgery, and over time i was able to do toe touch walking with the crutches. How long until i can walk again?

Talk to your surgeon: Best to discuss this with your surgeon since he/she is the only person that knows the extent of the injury and how it was put back together. ...Read more

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How long will it be till i can walk again after ACL reconstruction?

How long will it be till i can walk again after ACL reconstruction?

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 more

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Had surgery to repair discoid meniscus a month ago. Should it still hurt so much that i can barely walk? It feels the same as before surgery.

Had surgery to repair discoid meniscus a month ago. Should it still hurt so much that i can barely walk? It feels the same as before surgery.

Discoid Meniscus : The discoid meniscus and lateral meniscal surgery often take longer to heal. More important is what else was seen at surgery. If cartilage damage or arthritis - then the source of pain may have been that. You say "repair" but often what is really done is "resect" or remove the discoid meniscus. A failed "repair" (sewing together) could cause same kind of pain. ...Read more

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I had pilonidal surgery 7 months ago and i started physical activities. It again got swell and fluid was lancit. How long does it take to fully recove?

I had pilonidal surgery 7 months ago and i started physical activities. It again got swell and fluid was lancit. How long does it take to fully recove?

Recurrence: Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk. At 7 months you should be 100% recovered. If this is happening, it sounds like you may have a recurrence. See your doc for evaluation and possible re-excision. ...Read more

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I how long does it take an femoral nail to heal? I had one done on 10/22 and i can't find anything. How long on pt ?When will i be able walk unaided?

I how long does it take an femoral nail to heal? I had one done on 10/22 and i can't find anything. How long on pt ?When will i be able walk unaided?

About 2 months: This will depend on how severe the break was and where along the bone it occurred. That being said, it usually takes around 8 weeks for the femur to heal. As far as walking, you will need to confirm with your surgeon, but usually about 2 months as well. ...Read more

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How long will it be before i can start walking again after my ACL reconstruction surgery?

How long will it be before i can start walking again after my ACL reconstruction surgery?

Variable: Every surgeon has his/her own preference for returning to walking and weight bearing, so ask your surgeon! for my reconstructions, i typically allow full weight and walking on the day of surgery. It is aided by crutches until the quad muscles can adequately function to allow walking. Normal working without a quad inhibition can take anywhere from a few days to a few months after surgery. ...Read more

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How long until i can walk again after surgery from a broken fibula? I am already toe touch walking with the crutches.

How long until i can walk again after surgery from a broken fibula? I am already toe touch walking with the crutches.

Broken fibula: It's best to discuss this with your surgeon. Weight bearing will be determined by what was done at surgery and the type if injury. ...Read more

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