What can I expect after a meniscus surgery?

Improvement. Depending on the type of tear you have, your doctor will elect to remove the torn meniscus or fix it. If it is removed then your recovery should be quick-back to sports within a couple of weeks. If you have it repaired then you are looking at 6 weeks of walking with a brace on then a dedicated pt protocol that would get you back to high level activities around 4-6 months.

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What can I expect after having ACL & meniscus surgery?

Better function. After surgery, depending on if the meniscus is repair or removed, you should be involved in a rehab protocol the is specific for acl/meniscus recovery. The rehab takes 4-6 months, plus the time to get back to your sport specific activities. My patients are not allowed to do any cutting or pivoting until 8 months after surgery. Read more...

What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?

I depends. It depends on your lifestyle. You should be able to train to prepare for pretty much anything you want to do. Ask your surgeon for specific limitations. Read more...
Never give up. The goal of these surgeries is full functional recovery. The success is highly dependent on the post-op rehab. Work hard in rehab. And follow restrictions closely, and you may be surprised with your functional success. Not everyone gets back to high level athletics, but some do. Read more...