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What is the worst part of the ACL and meniscus surgery?

What is the worst part of the ACL and meniscus surgery?

Rehabilitation: Going to rehab and doing the exercises. The surgery is pretty easy and painless. ...Read more

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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?

 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 more

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How long does ACL and meniscus surgery take? How long is recovery?

How long does ACL and meniscus surgery take? How long is recovery?

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 more

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How long does it take to walk after ACL and meniscus surgery?

How long does it take to walk after ACL and meniscus surgery?

Acl: Nervous is normal before any surgery. A good website to see animations of the surgery is www.Orthoillustrated.Com. Your knee will be swollen but will go down in time. You will be walking with crutches. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up recovery from ACL and meniscus surgery?

What can I do to speed up recovery from ACL and meniscus surgery?

Simple steps: Don't over-do it. Follow your doctor's directions. Use pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication (example: advil), keep leg elevated, use ice as needed for swelling. Be patient! ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up the recovery from ACL and meniscus surgery?

What can I do to speed up the recovery from ACL and meniscus surgery?

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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How long after ACL and meniscus surgery does it take for swelling to go down?

How long after ACL and meniscus surgery does it take for swelling to go down?

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

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Could you provide some information on dealing with MCL ACL and meniscus surgery?

Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is regenexx. They have over 6500 patient registry with pretty good results. Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to walk after having ACL and meniscus surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to walk after having ACL and meniscus surgery?

Right away: Most surgeons have you walking the same day. But, only short distances for the first several days with lots of ice and elevation to reduce postoperative swelling. ...Read more