Meniscus Tear Surgery?????
My husband had arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus tear 10 months ago. The surgeon did not recommend any physical therapy after the surgery, and suggested he resume his normal activity as soon as the pain went away.
The pain continued, and he went back to the surgeon two or three times in the next 4 months only to be told that because of the surgery and the arthritis he would feel some pain for awhile. After 10 months his knee still locks up, and the pain is consistent. Arthritis strength pain medication doesn't do the job, and he doesn't want to take anything stronger. I keep after him to see the surgeon again, or another ortho doctor, but he refuses.
He doesn't want to give another doctor the chance to 'screw it up' any more than it is. I would like to hear from others who have had the surgery, and have managed to have no pain after 10 months, or can keep the pain to a manageable level. What type of rehabilitation did you do after surgery? When did you notice a measurable decrease in pain? Has any body had to have the surgery a 2nd time? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! By the way, he is 54 years old, and his job requires a lot of walking.