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Can you tell me when does the average person go back to work after a torn meniscus arthroscopic knee surgery?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: 1-2 weeks

Depending on the type of work done , sedentary jobs can return to work within a few days, active jobs may require a bit more time and babying.
Sutures (if used) usually come out in 7- 14 days so i recommend waiting till they come out. It there is no associated knee problem (arthritis) the biggest hinderamnce to returning to work iws hte muscle weakness associated with the tear.

In brief: 1-2 weeks

Depending on the type of work done , sedentary jobs can return to work within a few days, active jobs may require a bit more time and babying.
Sutures (if used) usually come out in 7- 14 days so i recommend waiting till they come out. It there is no associated knee problem (arthritis) the biggest hinderamnce to returning to work iws hte muscle weakness associated with the tear.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Depends on what the work is somewhere between 3 and 12 weeks should cover most everybody.

In brief: Depends

Depends on what the work is somewhere between 3 and 12 weeks should cover most everybody.
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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