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How soon can be i can start pt after meniscus repair arthroscopic surgery. What can I do as exercise, and and diet plan.

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Dr. Mena Mesiha
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Surgeon Decision

Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon.
In general meniscal repair is a much slower rehab process than partial meniscectomy but at age 22 it would be beneficial to preserve as much as your meniscus as possible so it would be worth the extra rehab if your surgeon thinks your meniscus would heal if it is repaired. In any case pick a good surgeon and trust him/her.

In brief: Surgeon Decision

Physical therapy after surgery should always be guided by the surgeon.
In general meniscal repair is a much slower rehab process than partial meniscectomy but at age 22 it would be beneficial to preserve as much as your meniscus as possible so it would be worth the extra rehab if your surgeon thinks your meniscus would heal if it is repaired. In any case pick a good surgeon and trust him/her.
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