What can I expect after having knee arthroscopic surgery?

Mild pain, swelling. Knee arthroscopy is currently routinely an outpatient procedure. Depending upon the degree of damage and also upon what exactly is done inside your knee during the arthroscopy, you may have anywhere from minimal to moderate pain. A simple removal of torn tissue or a loose body would cause minimal pain and allow for rapid recuperation. Meniscal repair or acl reconstruction causes moderate pain.

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Whats recovery time for knee arthroscopic surgery?

4-8 weeks. For straightforward partial menisectomy (removing part of meniscus) it is typically a quick recovery. Generally crutches are given for comfort but you can be weightbearing as tolerated. Once swelling and pain are reduced and you achieve full range of motion (2-4 weeks, generally) you can begin resuming activities. But you should speak to your orthopedist to get realistic expectations. Read more...

Why is it that cycling is allowed after knee arthroscopic surgery?

Non-impact. Generally well tolerated non-impact activity helping to restore motion. Motion of this nature has been shown to be important factor for cartilage well-being and over-all muscle strength/tone. Also helps to maintain cardiovascular fitness. Read more...

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

No. Our facility ask some body to be with you to drive you home. Read more...
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). Read more...