How long after meniscus surgery can I workout?
Generally I recommend patients wait 4 to 6 weeks after partial meniscectomy before they try to jog or play a sport that involves repetitive impact on the knee.
How long does it take to recover from meniscus knee surgery?
It takes longer for a meniscus repair to heal than a meniscectomy. Full recovery from meniscus surgery can take anywhere from six weeks to three months. Your care after surgery may involve: Crutches to take stress off the knee as it heals.
Why is my knee so tight after meniscus surgery?
The fluid in your knee often remains there for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery until your body can reabsorb it. This fluid will make your knee feel tight or stiff, especially with deep knee bending or squatting.
Can I do squats after meniscus surgery?
After a meniscus repair, partial weight bearing is allowed and a brace may be used. Squatting is restricted for the first 3-4 months depending the size of the tear. Return to sport following arthroscopic meniscus repair can take 3-4 months depending on the severity of the tear and the sport.
Can you overdo it after meniscus surgery?
Each person’s response to surgery varies, depending upon the extent of the injury and the amount of surgery necessary. Therefore, use your symptoms as a rough guide as to what you can and can’t do. However, be careful not to overdo it, as swelling and pain may occur if you do too much.
How soon can you exercise after meniscus surgery?
Generally you will be able to return to normal activities and sports approximately 6 weeks after a partial meniscectomy and 3-4 months after a meniscal repair or replacement. However, it is always recommended that you get your surgeon’s approval before beginning any exercises or activities following meniscus surgery.
What to expect after meniscus repair surgery?
Recovery time after meniscus arthroscopy is generally very short, requiring only about 4 to 6 weeks. The joint can be moved almost immediately after surgery, although a certain amount of stiffness and pain is expected. Many minor surgeries can have the person walking in 3 to 4 days after surgery.
What is the recovery time for a meniscus tear surgery?
Expected Duration. If you have arthroscopic surgery to treat your torn meniscus and your job involves sedentary work (mostly sitting), you may be able to return to work one to two weeks after surgery, with full recovery in about four to eight weeks. If you are an athlete or your job requires a lot of physical activity,…
How long is recovery from arthroscopic meniscus surgery?
On an average, it takes about 4 – 6 weeks of time for the patient to recover completely from the meniscus surgery. The patient might be placed on crutches for a few days until he regains strength for walking on his own.