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Doctor insights on: Pain After Meniscus Surgery

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What are the benefits of meniscus surgery?

What are the benefits of meniscus surgery?

Many: If you have a meniscus tear that has is symptomatic, i.e. Pain, swelling, locking up or catching, or causing your knee to give way then surgery is a great option to remove the torn meniscus making it stable and getting you back to symptom free function. ...Read more

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What amount would a meniscus surgery cost?

What amount would a meniscus surgery cost?

Tough to answer...: In the usa orthopaedic surgeons fees for that procedure are typically around $800. The expensive part of the surgery is the hospital cost, anesthesia, etc. And it can be substantial i.e. greater than $8k if you dont have insurance. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after meniscus surgery?

Only your surgeon : can tell you what is best for you. We do not know the important details such as your weight, level of fitness, degree of injury to your meniscus, etc. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a meniscus surgery?

Improvement: Depending on the type of tear you have, your doctor will elect to remove the torn meniscus or fix it. If it is removed then your recovery should be quick-back to sports within a couple of weeks. If you have it repaired then you are looking at 6 weeks of walking with a brace on then a dedicated pt protocol that would get you back to high level activities around 4-6 months. ...Read more

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I have meniscus pain is surgery a good option ?

I have meniscus pain is surgery a good option ?

This requires: a comprehensive medical history, physical examination of the knee and radiographic studies to know if the meniscal problem makes you a surgical candidate or not. Take care. ...Read more

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What is meniscus surgery like? What can I expect?

What is meniscus surgery like? What can I expect?

Meniscus Surgery: Meniscus surgery is usually done arthroscopically, meaning that small portals are used to enter the knee. The knee is filled with fluid. Small instruments along with a camera are used to get to the meniscus tear. It is then either repaired with stitches or trimmed. Only the diseased meniscus would be trimmed. All of the good meniscus would be left to continue providing cushion for the knee. ...Read more

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How can I recover quickly from a meniscus surgery?

How can I recover quickly from a meniscus surgery?

Meniscal healing: Follow your surgeons instructions. Do not aggravate it by trying to run or walk too much too early. If it was a simple meniscal shaving, moving your knee is beneficial. Good nutrition and sleep are important as well. ...Read more

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When can I go back to work after meniscus surgery?

Meniscus : Talk to your surgeon. This depends on what type of work you do. Not un common to go back to more sedentary work within a day or two, while more aggressive employment may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for a cleavage tear of the meniscus?

Is surgery needed for a cleavage tear of the meniscus?

Generally yes.: Those types of tears generally do not heal themselves, and do require surgery. ...Read more