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Old Tue May 13, 2003, 07:44am
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I had arthroscopy surgery to my knee last month--to repair cartilage (specifically the meniscus) and also ground off exessive calcium buildup on the knee. Just curious if someone out there has had the same thing--if so--how long was your recovery. Thanks
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Old Tue May 13, 2003, 08:53am
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Haven't had it, so can't help. Sorry. But good luck with the recovery. Did the doctor give you any idea of when you can expect to be 100%?
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Old Tue May 13, 2003, 09:06am
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Of the eight knee surgeries I have had, I have had 2 that are specific to yours. The recovery time varies depending on the amount of miniscus they dealt with. The last one I had the sutured (?) and "sucked out" loose stuff floating around. I was back inside of 2 months. The miniscal repair I had in college I was back in about 2 weeks, playing full throttle about 4 weeks.
It is ALLL about the rehab and ICE ICE ICE. If you keep the swelling down the healing process goes MUCH faster. After you do any type of physical activity, ice your knee when through. I went to an accupuncturist (sp) after my last 3 knee surgeries and the swelling went away a whole lot faster then before. That is not everyone's cup of tea, but it worked for me. If they are scrapping calcium off you knee, be prepared for a few more surgeries as you continue to run up and down the court. (Make sure your quads are strong, hamstring if you have an acl problem)
BTW, I will be having number 9 in late summer. I have a nice rice crispy sound and have to "pop" my knee in the morning. Very romantic, my wife LOVEs it!
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Old Tue May 13, 2003, 04:41pm
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I had arthoscopic surgery on March 5th for a torn Meniscus,
I started working some Spring games 4 1/2 weeks after surgery, but I couldn't run very well the first two weekends I reffed. About six weeks after surgery I started feeling alot beter, and running alot better. It will be 10 weeks tomorrow since my surgery, it is still a little tender, but not too much, and I can tell that I haven't yet regained full strength, but I can ref no problem now. Good luck to you.

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