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Re: ACL and both meniscus
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 06:22:50 AM »
The only people who can tell you this exactly and precisely are your surgeon and the physiotherapists who treat you. The majority of people here are patients and can only answer in terms of what their experience is. Any medically qualified member is prevented from offering anything except the most general advice due to the HON Code for doctors and therapists preventing them diagnosing/advising patients over the internet.

As a general observation though, the repair to the lateral meniscus will slow down the start of the active rehab process as this has to be treated fairly conservatively; for example possibly non-weight bearing for a period of time to allow the repair to heal.

To be honest, thinking about even light jogging before the 12th week is unusual with most rehab protocols I've seen or experienced. But each and everyone of us is different in terms of how quickly we heal and what type of rehab help we receive. Hence the reference back to your surgeon and therapists, they are the only people who actually can assess whether your knee is ready for running.

As you are only a couple of weeks out from the operation, concentrate on following the post-operative programme you've been given and try to be patient.

1989 big trauma R. knee - sorted
1990-2004 3ACL recons and 20+ arthroscopies -RK
3/06 LK ACL torn!
4/06 ACL recon, kneecap broken
09 &10/06- 2x meniscus trims
3/07 - Notch Plastic & Lateral Release
14/8/08 complete revision ACL plus LCL/PLC recon
6/2/09 returned to skiing! Whoopee