What is involved with meniscus removal arthroscopy surgery?

See below. It depends on what it done. A meniscal repair takes a 5week-6week non wt bearing and brace time. Simple triming of a tear takes only as long as the skin wounds heal. The internal mechanics of the knee are ready to go right away, as the mechanical problem has been removed.

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I have an arthroscopy surgery to repair my meniscus but the doctor said it was so bad that I can't do sports anymore just swimming, is it possible?

Meniscus transplant. Meniscal allograft transplantation can be performed for the painful knee to replace an absent meniscus with a matched for size donated allograft. Subspecialized ports medicine orthopaedic surgeons do this surgery routinely for young knees with a nonfunctioning or absent meniscus-- especially when the remainder of the knee is "worth saving" or normal. Read more...

Is it normal that a year after arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus I still have major pain?

Not usually. The pain after a meniscus repair usually resolves within 6 weeks. If the pain is persistent, a further workup may be necessary. Perhaps even a repeat mri. Read more...

Does a superior medial meniscus displacement need arthroscopic surgery to fix the problem? Please help and explain.

Orto. Meniscus is cartilage in your knee. Helps cushion your knees . May need surgery depending what your symptoms are such as your knee locking swelling or pain. Also depends on how active you are. Read more...

How son after arthroscopic surgery due to a meniscus teat, can I start running?

Depends. If you had a portion of the meniscus removed (partial meniscectomy) it may be as soon as 2 weeks in higher level athletes, otherwise at least 4-6 weeks. If you had a repair, the tear needs to heal 3-4 months before running. Read more...
No pain or swelling. Start when you have regained strength and range of motion and there is no pain or swelling. Read more...