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How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing basketball?
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
In brief: Depends
Returning to basketball after a knee scope depends on what was done.
The surgeon may not want you bear weight on the knee for 3-6 weeks if certain procedures are done. Since basketball inolves quite a bit of stress to the knee i would not let my patient return for a minimum of 3 weeks if a simple meniscectomy was performed; more if a meniscal repair, microfracture or other restorative procedure.

In brief: Depends
Returning to basketball after a knee scope depends on what was done.
The surgeon may not want you bear weight on the knee for 3-6 weeks if certain procedures are done. Since basketball inolves quite a bit of stress to the knee i would not let my patient return for a minimum of 3 weeks if a simple meniscectomy was performed; more if a meniscal repair, microfracture or other restorative procedure.
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