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Hey all. What are everyone experiences for recovery times on a meniscus tear repair?
I had 2 tears - both repaired and also some of my (discoid) meniscus shaved. I am now 7 weeks post OP - I can walk with minimal limp, climb stairs and also come down them (still a little wobbly coming down). I have also just been cleared for stationary bike riding, and range of movement is really good so all in all I'm pretty happy with progress. My leg did have significant muscle wastage before surgery though and I was non weight bearing for 3 weeks post OP so I am still building the muscle back slowly.
However, still have some effusion on my knee and it is still a little tender/numb like on the lateral side where there are a couple of incisions and the lateral side of my knee is still very stiff with some occasional sharp pains which radiate around the area (which was behind my knee).
Seeing my physio tomorrow for my regular appointment and I will ask them about this but hopefully this is normal in my recovery - how has it been for everyone else?
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