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post #1 of 7 Old 06-20-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Arthroscopic surgery recovery time?

I'm having arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in my left knee next week. Had the right knee done 20 yrs ago and can't remember how long the recovery time was (yea, I'm an old fawker!). Anyone here want to share their arthroscopic surgery experience with me? I hope to be walking semi-normal in a few days and jogging in a few weeks. Thanks.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-20-2012, 03:55 PM
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I had mine done a few years ago on a Thursday. I used the recommended crutches for a day, then ditched 'em for the wknd, and went back to work on Monday. I took it easy, no ladders, minimal stairs, minimal carrying heavy stuff, etc. But normal walking was easy enough. Just take it easy for a week, then slowly get back into the groove. Obviously if you get right back into it too soon, even if you feel fine, you'll cause undue damage again. Gotta have that healing time.....Patience!!!!! And for what it's worth, I'm 44
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Took the wife 3 mos to get back to 100% but it hurt to walk downhill longer

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It depends on what is being done. If it is a meniscal repair then you will be non weight bearing for at least 6-8 weeks. If it is a menisectomy then you will be weight bearing as tolerated. When you can start weight bearing, recovery can take up to an additional 6-8 weeks. It will take that long for the tissues to fully heal. Pain will vary with activity and individual tolerance. I'm a physical therapist and rehab this surgery frequently. If you have other questions feel free to ask.

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I'm an old fawker too, had total knee replacement the 23rd of May 2012, still ain't 100% but I'm getting there. I am hoping that by 1 August I'll be mobile enough to wheel and try to regain my yard back.

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It depends on what is being done. If it is a meniscal repair then you will be non weight bearing for at least 6-8 weeks. If it is a menisectomy then you will be weight bearing as tolerated. When you can start weight bearing, recovery can take up to an additional 6-8 weeks. It will take that long for the tissues to fully heal. Pain will vary with activity and individual tolerance. I'm a physical therapist and rehab this surgery frequently. If you have other questions feel free to ask.
This is good advice. And if it's a work comp injury, add 10 years to everything and remember to complain constantly.
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Thanks for the advice all! I'll know more after they take a peek & get in there on Tuesday.

K&VRubicon, I may have a few more questions for ya after I get back from surgery.

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