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Just had an arthroscopy for a lateral meniscus tear just wondering how long it will be till the stiffness goes away?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Week or two

With effort on your behalf to regain range of motion, stiffness usually resolves within 1-2 weeks following a simple arthroscopic meniscectomy.

In brief: Week or two

With effort on your behalf to regain range of motion, stiffness usually resolves within 1-2 weeks following a simple arthroscopic meniscectomy.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 6 weeks

It depends on the severity of the tear, the tightness of your knee, the presence of any additional problems in your knee that could not be addressed arthroscopically, and what, if any, additional work was done at the time orf your surgery.
Typically you'll recover 15% to 20% per week for 5 to 6 weeks.

In brief: 6 weeks

It depends on the severity of the tear, the tightness of your knee, the presence of any additional problems in your knee that could not be addressed arthroscopically, and what, if any, additional work was done at the time orf your surgery.
Typically you'll recover 15% to 20% per week for 5 to 6 weeks.
Dr. John Ayres
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