How long after meniscus surgery can I do physical therapy?

Approximately 4 weeks after surgery, patients typically begin to perform higher level activities during physical therapy visits. With your physical therapist’s guidance at 4 to 6 weeks, you will begin the gradual transition back to your sport.

What exercises should I do after meniscus surgery?

How do I do exercise to heal my meniscus?

  • Quad sets.
  • Straight-leg raise to the front.
  • Straight-leg raise to the back.
  • Hamstring curls.
  • Heel raises.
  • Heel dig bridging.
  • Shallow standing knee bends.

Should I be able to straighten my leg after meniscus surgery?

You can fully extend (straighten the knee). To avoid placing stress on the meniscus repair, do not bend your knee beyond 90 degrees (bent to a right angle). Brace and Crutches: Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, use crutches when walking and bear weight as tolerated on the operated leg.

When do you start physical therapy after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Exercise Program At 6 weeks after surgery, you may gradually resume your previous activities if you have full range-of-motion, full strength and no swelling.

Why does the back of my knee hurt after meniscus surgery?

knee to be swollen, and your foot and ankle may be swollen as well due to gravity. The fluid in your knee often remains there for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery until your body can reabsorb it. This fluid will make your knee feel tight or stiff, especially with deep knee bending or squatting.

Why does the back of my knee hurt after arthroscopy?

Excessive pain in the knee following arthroscopic surgery is usually due to overactivity or spending too much time on your feet before the thigh muscles have been adequately strengthened. Excessive swelling can also cause pain in the knee. It is normal for the knee to be sore and swollen following arthroscopy.

How long does stiffness last after meniscus repair?

Arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus (meniscectomy) Arthroscopic surgery is outpatient same day surgery with local or regional anesthetic. An uncomplicated meniscectomy will resolve most of the pain fairly quickly, but swelling and stiffness take time to resolve. It may take 4-5 months for full healing.