December 16, 2010 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #593549MOMof4Member
has anyone had this surgery (torn miniscus) and how was your recuperation? How fast were u up and running again?December 16, 2010 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #718335agittayidParticipant
I had the procedure and was up and about within a week.December 17, 2010 12:42 am at 12:42 am #718336zalmanParticipant
I was walking in couple of days but it hurt & was swollen for many months. you need to do the exercise that your doctor recommends.December 17, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am #718337ilovetorahParticipant
i had this surgery. i walked out of the surgery room on my own with just slight aid of crutches. i was walking perfect after a couple of days however my surgeon told me to get pt twice a week for three weeks. after two weeks my pt said i was perfect and there was no reason to come again.December 17, 2010 1:34 am at 1:34 am #718338RalphieMember
Don’t let them touch you! You’ll never be done with them. Orthopedic surgeons are the worst, deadliest ‘doctors’ around. They hack and cut… I’ve had 8 knee operations; open as well as arthroscopic and today I cannot walk. Every open knee surgery I underwent they stopped doing because rather than helping, it destroys the knees.
Try Chiropractic, acupunture, leeches, Eli Strauss diet, excercise, tummeric, MSM, Glucosimine Sulfate and, if you can find a kosher one, Chondroitin.
STAY AWAY FROM THE HACKERS. Remember, Orthopedic surgeons make money by operating. Every surgery is a windfall. I personally know of one very successful Orthopedic surgeon who stated that he made millions performing unnecessary knee operations. He became a BT and stopped…December 17, 2010 2:59 am at 2:59 am #718339oomisParticipant
Everyone is different in their recovery. My friend had it done and she was incapacitated for a few weeks.December 17, 2010 4:00 am at 4:00 am #718340wanderingchanaParticipant
FWIW, I had orthoscopy for chondromalacia several years ago and it was the best thing I could have done. I even got to watch on a monitor (I did some serious bargaining to get out of general anesthesia, which I was deathly afraid of at the time). If my other knee ever needs it, I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. I took the PT seriously after surgery and I could tell it was helping.December 17, 2010 4:14 am at 4:14 am #718341EzratHashemMember
My husband had a torn meniscus and was in much pain and difficulty walking. Fortunately we have an orthopedist who wasn’t in a hurry to operate, although he did give the option. He gave my husband a daily exercise regimen, which was followed perfectly. After about a month there was a noticeable improvement. Today, 2 years later, he is walking pain-free, jogging, skating, etc. without fear, and without surgery.December 17, 2010 1:57 pm at 1:57 pm #718342YW Moderator-80Member
i would be very very reluctant to have surgery for a torn meniscus.December 17, 2010 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #718343mikehall12382Member
I had some bone fragments removed, walked out of surgery. My knee was swollen for a week or so, all and all im back to normal again…December 17, 2010 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #718344MOMof4Member
thanks for all the chizuk/advice. I tried therapy for 5 weeks before I decided to do the surgery. Now I have to go for therapy again for 6 weeks. I think in the end I will be happy that I did the surgery because I see improvement already- much less pain!
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