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Re: Arthroscopy - keyhole Knee Surgery, feedback wanted

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Operation yesterday, all went well apparently. 3 hours in total for ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair etc. My knee is approximately the size of a football now :-)
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Re: Arthroscopy - keyhole Knee Surgery, feedback wanted

Just revisiting this thread. I have, as I suspected, a meniscus tear in my left knee. It's been a problem since January, brought about by a combination of cycling with incorrectly-adjusted clips, running, hiking and then skiing. I hoped it wasn't too serious and would clear up on it's own, but I still get stiffness and soreness in the mornings and after sitting for any length of time. I wanted to start running again, hence the visit to my GP, an MRI and subsequent diagnosis. Based on your stories here, I should expect to be off work for a week to 10 days, correct? What exercises did you do to recuperate? I've not spoken to the surgeon yet, but will do in the next few days.
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Just revisiting this thread. I have, as I suspected, a meniscus tear in my left knee. It's been a problem since January, brought about by a combination of cycling with incorrectly-adjusted clips, running, hiking and then skiing. I hoped it wasn't too serious and would clear up on it's own, but I still get stiffness and soreness in the mornings and after sitting for any length of time. I wanted to start running again, hence the visit to my GP, an MRI and subsequent diagnosis. Based on your stories here, I should expect to be off work for a week to 10 days, correct? What exercises did you do to recuperate? I've not spoken to the surgeon yet, but will do in the next few days.
There's no way to generalise without knowing the extent of the injury, and if it is indeed only a meniscus tear.

I went in with what I had correctly diagnosed as such a year and a half ago and am now nearly three months recovering from a massive surgery to fix all the other problems they found.

But IF it is only a minor meniscus tear that they can fix with an arthroscopy you would probably be signed off for two weeks, but in my experience (had that done three times) you'd be walking happily the same day and quite probably able to return to office work within just a couple of days, pretty much as soon as the effects any anaesthetic have worn off. Don't expect to by cycling or skiing for at least a week or so, though.
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There's no way to generalise without knowing the extent of the injury, and if it is indeed only a meniscus tear.

I went in with what I had correctly diagnosed as such a year and a half ago and am now nearly three months recovering from a massive surgery to fix all the other problems they found.

But IF it is only a minor meniscus tear that they can fix with an arthroscopy you would probably be signed off for two weeks, but in my experience (had that done three times) you'd be walking happily the same day and quite probably able to return to office work within just a couple of days, pretty much as soon as the effects any anaesthetic have worn off. Don't expect to by cycling or skiing for at least a week or so, though.
I'm hoping that's all it is, but the radiologist and my GP said it was only a tear. I also have some mild calcification of the knee tendons, but I'm not sure what the consequences of that will be, but the radiologist who confirmed it by USS said it shouldn't be anything to worry about.
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I'm hoping that's all it is, but the radiologist and my GP said it was only a tear. I also have some mild calcification of the knee tendons, but I'm not sure what the consequences of that will be, but the radiologist who confirmed it by USS said it shouldn't be anything to worry about.
Lots of physiotherapy will help with the tendons, I think, but is also essential in addressing any specific weakness that may have built up (down?) due to the injury. Don't underestimate this - knees are funny things, and it's quite possible for a muscle to be completely 'switched off' by the body as a result of an injury and it won't always switch itself back on without very specific exercises.
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