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How long should I use crutches after a left knee arthroscopy to remove bone spurs?

How long should I use crutches after a left knee arthroscopy to remove bone spurs?

Up to you: I usually tell my patients to get rid of the crutches when they feel their knee is strong enough to stand. If all you had was a debridement. Then there is nothing that you are going to damage by walking on it. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Can arthroscopic surgery be done to remove a bone spur in my knee?

Can arthroscopic surgery be done to remove a bone spur in my knee?

Yes: Many times arthroscopic surgery can successfully remove a offending bone spur in the knee. Your orthopedic surgeon can give you a very accurate assessment as to the success that he/she will have doing this. ...Read more

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Will you need to use crutches after you have knee arthroscopy?

Will  you need to use crutches after you have knee arthroscopy?

Up to you: I usually tell my patients to get rid of the crutches when they feel their knee is strong enough to stand. If all you had was a debridement. Then there is nothing that you are going to damage by walking on it. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to walk without crutches 2 weeks after knee arthroscopy?

Is it harmful to walk without crutches 2 weeks after knee arthroscopy?

Depends: as long as you did not have any type of repair of your miniscus for example you should be ok as long as you do not have pain ...Read more

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I had my knee arthroscopy last Feb 19, it's been 2 weeks now, my knee is still swollen, can't walk, can't bend, small walk with crutches, stiff calf?

I had my knee arthroscopy last Feb 19, it's been 2 weeks now,  my knee is still swollen, can't walk, can't bend, small walk with crutches,  stiff calf?

See your surgeon: It sounds like you ought to call the surgeon that performed the arthroscopy and get examined. I wouldn't expect you to have these symptoms two weeks after your procedure. ...Read more

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About how long would I be on crutches, or would i even need them and about how long would it take to fully recover after exploratory knee arthroscopy?

About how long would I be on crutches, or would i even need them and about how long would it take to fully recover after exploratory knee arthroscopy?

Arthroscopic : Depending on what has been done during the arthroscopic procedure in your knee would determine whether or not you need to use the crutches, most commonly people use the more for comfort immediately after the operation unless they've had a procedure called micro fracture. If microfracture has been done then you are usually non-weight-bearing for about 6 to 8 weeks minimum, if all they did was an ardepending on what has been done during the arthroscopic procedure in your knee would determine whether or not you need to use the crutches, most commonly people use the more for comfort immediately after the operation unless they've had a procedure called micro fracture. If microfracture has been done then you are usually non-weight-bearing for about 6 to 8 weeks minimum, if all they did was an arthroscopic washout and a partialmeniscus debridement you could be ambulating on this without crutches within 24 to 48 hours ...Read more

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How long does a knee arthroscopy recovery take?

How long does a knee arthroscopy recovery take?

1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more

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How long do I need to be off work for knee arthroscopy?

How long do I need to be off work for knee arthroscopy?

1-6 weeks.: Depends on what your problem was and hte surgery performed. Often after an uncomplicated partial meniscectomy you are allowed to put weight on the knee as tolerated. If there was a chondroplasty for arthritis (drilling/microfracture etc) may not be able to weight bear for up to 4-6 weeks. Returning to work depends on what type of work you do and if you drive there (right knee surgery especially ). ...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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more