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What should I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Quick Recovery

A sore and swollen knee for a couple days.
Use crutches as needed for the first couple of days. Use ice readily over the first few days, and start early full range of motion early to reduce swelling and prevent stiffness. Minimize standing and walking until swelling and pain resolve. If swelling gone and range of motion normal, normal activities are allowed usually at 4 weeks post-op.

In brief: Quick Recovery

A sore and swollen knee for a couple days.
Use crutches as needed for the first couple of days. Use ice readily over the first few days, and start early full range of motion early to reduce swelling and prevent stiffness. Minimize standing and walking until swelling and pain resolve. If swelling gone and range of motion normal, normal activities are allowed usually at 4 weeks post-op.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some pain & swelling

Mild to moderate pain, gradually decreasing over a 1-2 month period for both.
Physical therapy is important for most to augment recovery. Recovery always depends on the extent of the damage in the joint and the particular procedure performed. Note that success rates for those with knee osteoarthritis are unpredictable.

In brief: Some pain & swelling

Mild to moderate pain, gradually decreasing over a 1-2 month period for both.
Physical therapy is important for most to augment recovery. Recovery always depends on the extent of the damage in the joint and the particular procedure performed. Note that success rates for those with knee osteoarthritis are unpredictable.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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