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What is recovery like after surgery for meniscus tear?

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After meniscus tear surgery, you may have to wear a brace or cast to keep your knee stable. You’ll probably have to use crutches for at least a month to keep weight off your knee.

Your doctor may recommend physical therapy as part of your recovery. It’ll increase your range of motion and help your knee get stronger. He may also share some exercises you can do at home.

If you have a partial or total meniscectomy, you can expect your recovery to take about a month. If your meniscus was repaired, it may take as long as 3 months.

From: Do I Need Surgery for a Meniscus Tear? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Meniscus Tears.”

Mayo Clinic: “Torn Meniscus.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Arthroscopy.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Repairing Torn Meniscus.”

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington: “Torn Meniscus,” “Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair,” “Meniscectomy.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 12, 2017

SOURCES:

KidsHealth.org: “Meniscus Tears.”

Mayo Clinic: “Torn Meniscus.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Arthroscopy.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Repairing Torn Meniscus.”

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington: “Torn Meniscus,” “Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair,” “Meniscectomy.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 12, 2017

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