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What Supplements Are Best To Take After Meniscus Surgery
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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
Repair vs debride?: A meniscus repair mandates a slower rehabilittion that allows the necessary biology of healing ot occur else the repair will fail. A meniscal debridement is more likely for most tears an affords a rapid rehabiltation with immediate advancement of motion and weight bearing to full as sson as you can tolerated both. Work (desk) is usally ok after several days to a week. ...Read more
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
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 more
Simple surgery: Usually in uncomplicated cases with advanced current techniques, about 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Depends on location: All soft tissues generally heal in about 3-4 weeks but the scar matuaration takes longer. Only peripheral tears of meniscii have a chance of healing. ...Read more
I have complex tear of the lateral meniscus. What can be done, surgery? How long will recovery take?
How long does it take for symptoms of a pinched lateral meniscus to settle. Does this term mean I have a tear? I had surgery in July for this.
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
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 more
I have a ruptured ACL and a tear in my meniscus, in 18 years old is surgery the best option for me?
ACL deficiency: Although some patients do well, this is rare. Without acl reconstruction you can expect instability particularly with decending stairs or turning quickly from side to side. Long term acl deficiency ultimately will end up with severe osteoarthritis in 15-20 years. In the interim, meniscus tears (cartilage"shock absorbers" in the knee) are more likely. ...Read more
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
What is the best knee brace for post surgery meniscus tears. The brace issued to me feels to cause pain more so than relive it.
How long will it take for me to be able to return to my job as a housekeeper after knee surgery for a bucket handle tear of my medial meniscus?
Depends: If your surgeon can repair (stitch together) the tear, then you will need crutches and may also require a brace with restricted motion for up to 6 weeks, followed by rehab to regain strength and motion. If the tear is not repairable and your surgeon simply trims it out, then you can return much quicker. Probably within 2-4 weeks based on your comfort. Your young age helps speed your recovery. ...Read more
My doctor has diagnosed me with a torn medial meniscus in my right knee. He says the surgery is fairly quick, but how long should the recovery take?
Depends on…: Condition of leg muscles that support the knee & how extensive the meniscus tear is. Pro athletes recover in about 2 weeks due to strong quadriceps & hamstring muscles & intensive physical therapy. The rest of us may take 4-6 weeks or more depending on above conditions. Orthopedic surgeon can give u better estimate based on your case. ...Read more
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
How long does arthroscopic knee surgery take to heal? I had scar tissue removed and a ACL Lateral Meniscus trimmed? But I did a squat and popped pain
Varies: It varies, arthroscopic knee surgery describes the approach used, but not the exact surgery done once inside the knee. Did you have a complete ACL tear? If a meniscal tear is trimmed, recovery usually about 2-4 weeks, if ACL reconstructed then 8-12 weeks, if ACL torn but not reconstructed, you may have persistent instability. Let your surgeon know about the incident you are describing. ...Read more
Meniscus repair 12/3/15 & 2/18/16, no pain, meds after surgeries. Going to gym what machine is best? Startedhaving bad pain after1stxbowling? Cause please.
Low impact: I stress to my patients to do low impact exercises - anything in a swimming pool, any machine you sit on and any machine that your foot does not leave the pedal. That means no treadmills, jogging, aerobics, or even walking programs. At 58yo, there is a high likelihood of early degenerative changes and the joint needs protection. ...Read more
Knee surgery for broken femur + torn meniscus a couple years ago. Still in pt but in constant pain but I take ibuprofen daily. Why does it still hurt?
Femur & meniscus: If injury was intros articulate, may have irregular, painful, arthritic joint. Other possibilities include scar, verve problems, & soft tissue injury with pain. ...Read more
Hello my leg is blocking after meniscus removing surgery I don't know y can you tell me please I m so tense.?
See your surgeon: I would have your surgeon check it. ...Read more
Tear?: Most meniscal surgeries are performed arthroscopically. The torn edges are usually shaved away and made smooth. If the tear is large they may repair it but this is not common since the meniscus does not heal well. ...Read more
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