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    Tuesday the 11 I had my cartilage repaired on my right knee. Can anyone give me an idea on the recovery time on this operation. It was Keyhole so not to much pain.
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    Subscribed. Have to have my left knee done this year.
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    Had both done about a year ago.
    Battled for about 4 days and had to walk with crutches.
    Well worth it though as I am now more mobile.
    Doing one at a time should be easier.
    My problem is too much weight!!

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    About 4-6 weeks to total recovery. You can walk the next day, but will have some discomfort.

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    Had my right knee done about 4 years ago. Rugby injury. All ligaments torn, except one, same time removed cartilage as well. I had a recovery time of six weeks. Could only fully extend and bend knee after 4-6 months. Painfull as hell.

    Keyhole cartilage...should not even take half that. I'm no doctor, sharing my experience...my nephew had cartilage removed and was operating normally after 3 weeks.
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    Yes about a month.


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    I still actually need to get mine checked
    Fell last year because of another far more serious issue

    Shattered my left knee cap into pieces
    It has grown back together but not smoothly so will need to get it checked sometime
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    I assume you mean the miniscus cartilage?

    Had my right knee done after a wee misjudgement of the surf while coming in from a paddle.

    I walked out of the hospital that evening, not realising the efficacy of the local anesthetic. Went to a 2-hour graduation, then took 30 minutes to walk the 200m back to my car.

    Spent the Friday in bed, Saturday off to a day of schoolboy rugby. Sunday feet up, Monday work, Tuesday back at the quack with a suspected DVT. It wasn't, but it is a cautionary tale. Follow advice, rest for 3 days at least, then a crutch to help out.

    I was walking London as a tourist 12 days later with little discomfort, running short distances in 4 weeks. I'm now (2 years later) back to full operation with no discomfort at all.

    Remember there are degrees of tear, mine was less than 20% of the cartilage and also the "thin" side where there is no blood supply at all (so it was cut away completely). What I'm saying is, no one size fits all. Your quack will be best to advise, follow advice and don't be all manly about it, the recovery will be good and you'll have you landing gear back in good knick. Push your luck and it's going to hurt ... 8)

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    Im trying to be careful with the knee. Walking with crutches and trying to keep my full weight off it. In the 80s had plicas removed and woke up with both legs in plaster from the groin to the ankle so this has been a walk in the park. Taking it easy until the doc says i can carry on as normal.
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    If it was a minuscus tear, it is the same as I had a couple of years ago.

    Two weeks on crutches and 6 six weeks of physiotherapy starting the day I left the hospital. I continued the physiotherapy exercises by myself for another 3 for 4 weeks. My knee is fine.

    Don't keep weight of it. Use it normally when you walk and don't throw away the crutches too soon. Walking is very good exercise after this type of operation.

    I would say the key to my good healing was the physiotherapy and lots of slow walking.
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    Had my right knee done some years ago. Recovery was about a month if I remember correctly. Could drive after two weeks. Just follow your Doc's advice.
    Biggest problem as I recall was getting in and out of the vehicle, the rest was a walk in the park.
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    Walking getting better. Still very little pain. See doc on monday and we can go from there.
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    i had a serious knee op after bike crash last year October. I couldn't walk until May this year. I slept 2 hours a day from the pain. we realised that my ligaments didn't reattach and i had major damaged cartilage. in June they repaired the ligament and removed lots of damaged cartilage. 3 days after the op, still swollen like hell i was already in less pain that before. 3 weeks i was driving and walking without crutch. i still can't run or walk fast
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    I had a minor knee op last year, where Spike repaired the patellar tendon and flushed out the joint. It took me months to get back to 100%, but now it is more or less perfect. However, now the other one is starting to act up. :/

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    On Tuesday it's 3 weeks since the op. Have not used crutches since last Monday. Have only got stuck on the floor once and needed help to get up. Pain reducing every day
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    Weed oil kills the pain and takes away swelling
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