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Offline mjm

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new post op patient
« on: November 01, 2003, 10:15:27 PM »
I would appreciate any comments on post op recovery for partial meniscetomy and chondroplasty surgery - I had it done on Wed. 10/29.  

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Re: new post op patient
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2003, 06:31:00 AM »
Hi MJM,

The recovery from that surgery is not too bad.  Are you able to weight bear yet? When I had a surgery similar to that I was fully on crutches for a week or so then slowly started weight bearing and was able to get rid of the crutches after about 3 weeks. I started PT within 1 week after surgery. Went to PT for a couple of months.

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4/88 menis, chondroplasty,
10/01 menis, chondroplasty
2/02 microfrac,chondro,menis,
4/02 Fulkerson TTT, LR, microfrac,
2/03 open LR,fat pad removal, lysis,menis Still need more surgery.

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Re: new post op patient
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2003, 05:12:32 PM »
Thanks Donna.  yes, I can walk w/o crutches but it is pretty painful on the inside of the knee.  Feels like a bone moves in and out - how long should I keep it up and ice?  I see the dr this Wed - he apparently doesn't use pt.  I work at a job where I'm on my feet for 8 hours and do a lot of walking so I'm just wondering about how long this all takes?