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How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing football I had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Should ask your M.D.

You should definitely discuss any level of return to play with your surgeon.
The answer will depend upon whether the meniscus tear was repaired or simply debrided. Debrided or partially removed meniscal tears usually allow for an earlier return to sports than does a repair.

In brief: Should ask your M.D.

You should definitely discuss any level of return to play with your surgeon.
The answer will depend upon whether the meniscus tear was repaired or simply debrided. Debrided or partially removed meniscal tears usually allow for an earlier return to sports than does a repair.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Knee surgery

For a routine knee arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy it is quite possible to return to football play after 9 weeks.
Following repair of the torn meniscus this may take up to 3-4 months.

In brief: Knee surgery

For a routine knee arthroscopy with partial meniscectomy it is quite possible to return to football play after 9 weeks.
Following repair of the torn meniscus this may take up to 3-4 months.
Dr. Robert Meislin
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