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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: lotsamiles on April 20, 2005, 06:11:37 PM

Title: weight bearing vs. nonweight bearing activities after menisectomy
Post by: lotsamiles on April 20, 2005, 06:11:37 PM
Does anyone know why someone would be still getting pain several years after a menisectomy and whether or not a bike stress test would be preferred over a treadmill stress test? His Range of motion is not 100%.
Thanks, lotsamiles
Title: Re: weight bearing vs. nonweight bearing activities after menisectomy
Post by: ariel on April 21, 2005, 01:27:49 PM
HI - partial meniscectomy's involve the removal/trimming of areas of damaged meniscus (vital shock-absorbing/stabilizing structuresl) - this loss of the protective stabilizing meniscus leads to increased joint laxity or abnormal motions that lead to joint instability. The excessive motion and narrowed contact area promotes early arthritic changes, and arthritis produces pain - there are other possibilities aswell though.

I'm not too sure about the stress test bit, maybe someone else can chip-in with that one  - although generally it's a good idea to avoid heavy impact excercise after significant knee injury.