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When should the average person go back to work after a torn meniscus arthroscopic knee surgery?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends

This can vary widely depending on what type of tear you have, whether it is repaired versus partially excised, and what type of work you need to return to.
Simple partial excisions in someone with a sedentary job can mean return to work in 2-3 days. Higher demand jobs that require that you be on your feet a lot can take 2-4 weeks. Meniscus repairs might need to be protected for several months.

In brief: It depends

This can vary widely depending on what type of tear you have, whether it is repaired versus partially excised, and what type of work you need to return to.
Simple partial excisions in someone with a sedentary job can mean return to work in 2-3 days. Higher demand jobs that require that you be on your feet a lot can take 2-4 weeks. Meniscus repairs might need to be protected for several months.
Dr. Vishal Shah
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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6 weeks

Typically repaired meniscus heals in 6 weeks.
One can resume work after some pt.

In brief: 6 weeks

Typically repaired meniscus heals in 6 weeks.
One can resume work after some pt.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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