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Offline desiree1

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Keyhole Surgery/Meniscus
« on: July 24, 2004, 11:12:12 PM »
On Aug 3rd im going in for a scope on my knee,my medial meniscus will be shaved as well as looking at my ACL which according to the MRI report is torn.
I wolud like to know what my knee will be like after the Op ?.I think my ACL clicks or feels like it is from where its torn,would they remove this ?? Im told that they will not do my ACL now and maybe not at all.My knee has not given way at all but feels generally weak and I cannot run,hopefully correcting the meniscus problem will improve things.Will my knee swell up and make it difficult to walk after ??
Sorry for all the quest but its my first Op and knee injury !!
ACL Hamstring Graft left/15th Sep 04
Scope Medial Meniscus Trim left/15th Jun 05
Scope Medial & Lateral Meniscus Trim/04th May 06

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Re: Keyhole Surgery/Meniscus
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2004, 04:57:36 AM »
Surgery will cause your knee to swell, yes, and it will be difficult to walk for a few days. The swelling can last a month or more, or not. No way to predict that sort of thing. You'll probably  have 2 or 3 small incisions. They should clean out all the torn stuff in there and it should feel a lot smoother. If it were me though, I'd insist of having the ACL repaired if they're going in there.