After reading posts on here pertaining to the above subject; this is now 2012 and those were of a few years ago. Was wondering if anyone has had more recent information from their knee surgery of the miniscus tear. I had mine the first part of September, 2012, and had very few days to say that I was not aware of what I had been through with my knee. Ice is a real friend and recently have been trying to get back to our regular walks. I am gaining on that, but it just not seem that I am where I should be, by now! I am still doing therapy and coming real close to ending that. To ask myself the question, "am I better off, now, then a few months ago, before my surgery....? Guess I would have to say "no" but am trying to take it a day at a time. I am not, nor have I ever been, a couch potato; I am a retired female, but my husband and I remain very active. Just don't want to waste precious time, trying to recuperate. Hopefully, I will feel like it was all worth it, and soon. Best of luck to all who have had it recently, or anticipating to in the near future. Guess no 2 people are alike with the turnout of arthrosopic surgery. Would like to hear from more individuals that have had it more recently.
I just had arthroscopic surgery on my right knee for a medial meniscus repair and subchondroplasty procedure. I feel like I should be feeling better than before also. But it's only been 17 days. Sometimes the pain is completely gone and sometime it returns for no reason that I know of. I was using the pain killers regularly. But I have also tried my exercises without and handled it nicely. I ride a stationary bike at therapy so I tried to get on my own bike at home and almost fell over when my knee came up to the top. I would say be patient let me know if you start feeling better I am curious. Me and my wife to be love long distance bike riding and I miss it.
I've had two arthroscopic surgeries on my knee for meniscus repair. The first in January 2012 and the other in June 2012 (same knee, btw). It takes time. And hard work. Just be sure not to overdo it. I found I was doing more harm than good by pushing myself. Keep up the PT and do your exercises at home. But be patient with yourself. Don't do more than what the therapist recommends. I found having a recumbent stationary bike at home helped to strengthen my knee more than walking. And it hurt less. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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Thanks for the reply; truly hope you are doing better, by now. It certainly is not a "walk in the park" type of surgery. I do well, with mine, but definitely have reminders often enough. We walk everyday and for the most part, it is tolerable. Just never thought it would take as long as it did to be comfortable, again. After you have the surgery, you begin to wonder if this is as good as it gets, but thank God, it usually gets better after a time. Some people fly through it, though. Hope this message finds you doing much better by now and that you and your other half will soon be back to biking, which you both enjoy.