After left knee arthroscopic surgery can I drive myself home 3 hours?

Wait 24 hrs. You should not drive for 24 hrs after surgery or if you are on pain meds (or other meds that can affect alertness and motor skills).
No. Our facility ask some body to be with you to drive you home.

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I have no one to help me so after a arthroscopic surgery of left knee can I drive myself home?

Ill advised. After surgery you will likely not be able to drive due to the anesthesia. Your knee will also not be in good condition to drive. I would suggest a taxi or a rideshare program in your community. Read more...

I have a plyca injury to my left knee. I was wondering how much it typically costs to have it fixed with arthroscopic surgery? Total cost?

Depends. It all depends on your insurance and copayment or deductible. Straight cash price would include surgeon and anesthesiologist fees as well as or fees. Without insurance it can be prohibitively expensive. Read more...

I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee almost a month ago but it seems to be filling up with synovial fluid, shoulde I go back to work or wait until I see the dr.?

Reduce activities. If you are swelling post-op, significantly reduce your weight bearing activities, including taking off work if necessary. You should see your md before returning to work. He may decide to drain fluid from your knee. Take any nsaids you may have and periodically ice the knee. Read more...
Post op effusion. Call your doc. She can assess whether your post operative effusion is of concern. Read more...

Arthroscopic surgery on left knee in HS. Started working out in July now knee started hurting. Today from butt down to foot had sharp pain. Hamstring?

Stop, call & listen. Stop your work out program immediately. You will need limit your exercise to upper body. The knee pain can be an issue. Best to call your surgeon and have it reevaluated. In the future , it might be best to design your workout program with the assistance of a qualified trainer. The trainer will be able to design a workout that will not put at risk joints in jeopardy. You may have sciatic pain. Read more...

Mri showed grade 1 MCI sprain/strain. Had arthroscopic surgery on left knee, found 2 tears on my medial and lateral menisci.?

And the question is? Though there's a question mark in the sentence, I don't know what you're asking. So far you've said that you've got 2 tears in the medial & lateral menisci of your left knee. Are you wondering WHY MRI only showed a sprain/strain & not the tears which arthroscopic surgery claimed existed? If so, the answer is MRI of the knee is not as sensitive to "seeing" tears as direct visualization. Read more...

Can you tell me what a left knee arthroscopy tibial tubercle osteotomy consist of?

Knee surgery. This is something ;you need to discuss with your surgeon. There are different approaches and indications for this type of surgery. Read more...
The tibia tubercle. Tibia tubercle surgery usually relates to either patellar (kneecap) instability that is severe or to underlying patella/trochlea articular cartilage disease. Sometimes it can be performed for both patellar instability and articular cartilage wear. When the tibial tubercle is osteotomized (sawed) and moved to the inner side and elevated it can ease the pressure on the patella and improve tracking. Read more...

Still have swelling above left of left knee 2 weeks after arthroscopy. Also pain in left side. Is this normal?

Possible. Depending on the severity of your underlying diseases and inflammation, the swelling 2 weeks later may be normal. Discuss with your Ortho dr. and ask all the questions to them as they know your case the best. Good wishes. Read more...