Question - Knee Surgery Recovery (Meniscus)

I am a 48 year old male. I had surgery for a medial meniscus tear on Feb. 26, 2008. It is now april 20, 2008. I still have problems bending knee while walking and can not do a knee bend when trying to kneel. Is this normal after this amount of time? I have been doing physical therapy.

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Apr 21, 2008
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Everyone is different...
by: Bart - SII

It is hard to say if you are behind in your recovery. There are many many factors that will determine how quickly a person will progress.

Type of surgery, amount of swelling, aggressiveness and skill of the therapist, skill of the surgeon, etc.etc.

Range of motion can take time to return after a simple knee scope. You are around 2 months since surgery, and it sounds like you have been diligent with your therapy. I would discuss your current situation and recent progress with your surgeon and therapist and determine what is restricting your motion and continued recovery. Sometimes a good evaluation will reveal something that has been overlooked.

I know this isn't very specific, but it virtually impossible to answer specifically on one clinical situation.

Feel free to comment back with other questions.


Jun 06, 2008
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Knee info
by: Sports Injury Doc

The most important thing is that you don't rush back after picking up a knee injury or even just experiencing minor knee pain.

It can be frustrating to feel like you're falling behind in your recovery but the best feeling in the world will be when you get back and you're on top of your game.

Oct 13, 2008
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Knee Surgery Recovery
by: Anonymous

I too have just had the surgery (10/9/08)and since day 1 of the surgery I was able to bend my knee,I walked to my car, the 2nd day it was sore because the numbing medicine was all wearing off but later that day it was wonderful to be able to bend my knee, I could go up and down the steps without going 1 step at a time, he said(Dr.) that it will take 6-8 weeks to completely heal but I am doing great and am going to do the therepy myself at home, I have exercise equiptment and a leg machine. I am a 48yr old female.

Aug 18, 2009
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Arthroscopy details
by: Anonymous

To the previous poster from October 13, 2008: Could you please provide me with details on your recovery? I am about to have arthroscopy for my medial meniscus, and I would like to know if there was specific equipment that your surgeon used to perform the procedure? How big was your tear? please email me at boribiz@gmail.com
I'll post back on this site when I have the procedure and I start recovery : )

Thanks,

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