Recovery time after surgery for torn meniscus?

Mutifactorial. It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months.

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Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery. Is an upright or recumbent bike better?

Start recumbent. Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and helps to keep range of motion of joint and maintain muscle tone. So, start with recumbent bike after surgery. When the knee is feeling better and stronger, then you can shift to an upright bike. Read more...

How much time does it take to recover from torn meniscus surgery?

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...

Hi, I have a torn meniscus for last 4 years. I want to repair it naturally. .. Without surgery. .. I feel pain all the time. .

No. It is very rare for a meniscus to heal without intervention. It really depends on where the tear is. If it is peripheral, it can be sewn together if at the time of surgery it looks like an appropriate option. These choices really are made in surgery. Some will advocate injecting prp into the tear but there is mixed information on this. If you have had this for 4 years, i doubt it will ever heal. Read more...

3 mo. Since surgery of torn meniscus. Cleared back to work as flight attendant. During flight ok, on layover knee swells up. Will this improve w/time?

Yes. At this early phase after surgery, the repeated pressure changes of going up and down in the plane can cause swelling in any surgical site. It sounds like standing and doing the work is ok, which is the good news. In time, your body will figure this out. For some, wearing a thigh high compression garment or a stretchy (neoprene) knee sleeve during flight helps. Read more...
Knee swelling. If you a concomitant problem in your knee, such as chondromalacia of the medial femoral condyle, this may be a persistent problem. You should check with your surgeon. Read more...

Should the swelling be gone? I had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 2 weeks ago, and my knee is still swollen at times. Is that something I should be concerned about?

It . It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid in your knee to be absorbed. At two weeks post-operation i would not be too worried about having an occasionally swollen knee. Read more...
Not necessarily bad. Not uncommon to still have swelling; depends on activity level, etc. Recommend ice and elevation at end of day. If no improvement or gets worse followup with your doctor. Read more...

Left knee felt like it dislocated when I exited shower recently and collapsed painfully. I did have surgery for torn meniscus years back. What was it?

Kneecap maybe . It takes significant trauma to dislocate a knee. Stepping out of shower is not nearly enough. You may have had a subluxation or dislocation of the knee cap, or giving way from a recurrent or new injury. You need to get back with ur ortho surgeon for eval ; tx. Read more...

After DVT, with the swell ever go away, in my leg leg and can my orthopedic, tell me, if I still have DVT. I had surgery for torn meniscus.

DVT. Unfortunately, even when a DVT is completely treated, the vein that was involved is never the same. And as such, it may be difficult to prove by ultrasound that the DVT is fixed, if you will. As well, the involved leg may always and forever have some swelling as the vein involved remains functionally compromised. Read more...
DVT. The swelling may never go away. Hard to tell. Somewhat depends on an individual basis. Your doc should be able to order a venous doppler to evaluate the DVT. . Read more...