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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 09:20 PM
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4. knee surgery varies so much, even arthoscopic
It's really hard to say how bad or how long it can take to recover. It can be a very minor thing and you can be back in a few weeks, or it could take months to regain full strength. How old you are and your physical considition can also be a factor. There is an issue of what they are trying to accomplish. If they are dealing with lost cartilage, there is not much they can do (other than micro fracture surgery which has huge recovery times). I they are repairing a torn ligament, the recovery is usually a bit more straight forward. There is no easy answers and I will tell you many surgeons will tend to soft sell how bad it will be, so you will go for the surgey.

The best advice I could suggest is find a good ortho doctor. One that specializes in knees (they all say they do everything, but most have an area they are best at). Talk to friends, relatives and anyone else who can help you identify the best doc for you. I have terrible knees the first ortho doc was terrible. The second one specialized in knees and he was great.
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