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Re: [RC] Knee Surgery/Recovery -- Human - Laney Humphrey

Val, I'm sure each person and each knee is different. I had arthrscopic meniscus repair surgery and was walking around without any help just a day later. I'd waited much longer than I should have after the accident that tore the meniscus (2 years) but didn't want to take the time. I did have 12 weeks of PT and I'm really glad I did because a lot of muscles had atrophied from how I favored that leg. Can't remember when I started riding again but I'd imagine I waited til I knew I could safely mount and dismount.
Go for it and don't worry, it'll be way better afterwards!

Val Nicoson wrote:
I'm going in for arthroscopic knee surgery in less than 2 weeks and am curious how others have recovered and time frame of such. I am in my middle 50s with a horizontal and a vertical tear in the meniscus on the outside of my knee (is that posterior?). I know it locks when I'm on my hands and knees and I can usually undo it within 5-15 minutes by 'working' my knee around. The other day I swung out of bed wrong and boy did that knee pull a nasty...could not undo it at all for awhile, more painful feeling, swelling below and to the inside of my knee (now what?!??) and took about 2 days before it felt more normal and I know it still isn't quite 'right'.

Doctor doesn't want me returning to work for 3 weeks as I work on the second level without an elevator (2 flights of stairs). He doesn't propose to prescribe any physical therapy either...I'll push for this if needed though...we'll see how things go.

Is there anything I can do while off that will enhance my ability to get back to riding again?

Feel free to reply privately since this is off topic at vnicoson at gmail dot com



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