Can I walk after partial meniscectomy?

After surgery you may need crutches to help you to walk however, you will be allowed to fully weight-bear as pain allows straight away. Your knee may be swollen and bruised so you should keep your leg elevated (raised) when you are not walking or exercising.

When can I bend my knee after partial meniscectomy?

Meniscus (cartilage) Repair patients cannot do twisting, pivoting, squatting, deep knee bends or impact activities for four months. It is vital that meniscus repair patients do not squat for at least four months after the repair.

How soon can I walk after a partial meniscus surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus (meniscectomy)

It may take 4-5 months for full healing. The patient should be able to bear weight on the knee while standing or walking, immediately after surgery. Crutches will be necessary for 2-7 days after surgery.

Is a partial meniscectomy painful?

In the first 24-48 hours after arthroscopic meniscectomy, the operated knee is swollen and moderately painful. However most patients are able to return to sedentary jobs by the third postoperative day.

Is a partial meniscectomy worth it?

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) is one the most common orthopedic surgical procedures. The most common indication for APM is a degenerative meniscal tear (DMT). High-quality evidence suggests that APM does not provide meaningful benefits in patients with DMTs and may even be harmful in the longer term.

What can you not do after a partial meniscectomy?

YOU SHOULD NOT DRIVE OR DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING THESE PAIN MEDICATIONS. This is a nausea medication that is only taken if you feel nauseous. This medication is for constipation. Regular exercise to restore strength and mobility to your knee is important for your full recovery after arthroscopic surgery.

What are the side effects of meniscectomy?

The increased intra-articular contact stresses within the knee after meniscectomy are thought to ‘overload’ the articular cartilage, with associated biochemical changes, including loss of proteoglycan, disaggregation of proteoglycan, an increase in synthesis of proteoglycan and an increase in hydration.

Can I drive after partial meniscectomy?

It may take a week or more before you can resume driving a car, depending on which leg was operated on. The wrap usually can be removed from the knee within 12 to 72 hours after surgery. Some bruising or swelling is normal, and you will notice a few small incisions held together by tiny stitches.