Recovery tips from arthroscopy

  • JTBald

    Posts: 4

    Feb 12, 2007 11:16 PM GMT
    Gentlemen:
    I just had arthroscopy to clean up a pretty severly torn meniscus in my knee. Because of my age (Damn, I hate hearing that) and the severity of the tear I could have any repair done. I'll never run again (I was just starting marathon training) so now I'm looking for another goal.

    I want to get back into the weight room soon. Any suggestions on dealing with the recovery process?
  • UStriathlete

    Posts: 320

    Feb 14, 2007 5:33 AM GMT
    i bet you can still run. maybe not a marathon, but shorter races and trail runs. did you get work done by a professional team doctor, who knows how to deal with athletes?
  • JTBald

    Posts: 4

    Mar 01, 2007 8:14 PM GMT
    Well, the doc said: "No restrictions, feel free to run--just no marathons--see me if you need to."

    The doc is with Michigan State Univ's sports medicine program. Amazing! I think this was the best decision I'd ever made regarding health.
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    Mar 16, 2007 10:02 AM GMT
    Was it posterior or other portions of the meniscus? Becareful of deep knee flexion with tibial rotation. I would still be careful with high impact activities... No matter how good the surgeon is, anatomy is anatomy...

    Also watch for early onset of arthritis. meniscus does not re-generate. What they took off, you are left with extra space in your joint compartment (ligaments do not shorten) so it can be slightly loose, causing uneven wear...