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Old 01-14-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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Knee surgery

Anyone ever had arthroscopic surgery? I got a torn meniscus doing physical training a while back and finally got a proper diagnosis(sp). Now I go in next week (24th) to have the torn material removed. This will be the first time I have ever had any surgery of any kind so I'm a little anxious. Shoot at me, try to blow me up, but please don't cut into my body. At least I get to go home the same day plus get a few days off from work.

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Old 01-14-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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I've never had arthroscopic surgery but I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery!

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Old 01-14-2007, 11:47 PM   #3
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I've not had it, but I'm fairly sure they're only going to cut just a little bitty bit. Take care. You'll be up in no time.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:18 AM   #4
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I've had it done on my wrist, the incisions are very small and I even got to watch on tv while they were doing it, so now I know what the inside of my wrist looks like. The healing by far takes the longest, mine will never be the same, but my wrist was crushed by a falling valve, so there was more trauma. But don't worry the docs will fix you up right, and you'll feel great on those pain meds, make sure you work at your recovery very hard, and hopefully you'll make a fast and full recovery.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:38 AM   #5
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I've had a total of 7 surgeries on the knees, 2 left, 5 right. Having a torn meniscus repaired is nothing. You'll be up and walking in a day or two. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:23 AM   #6
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That surgery is a piece of cake....they go in..clean it up..
you should be up and around within a day or so.

I had ACL surgery a few years ago.....four hours(surgery),8 months rehab and used crutches for about two-three weeks.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:53 AM   #7
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Yeh the surgery is easy to get through. My first knee surgery was done like this and was back on the field playing football in about 3 weeks. The worst part of mine was after the surgery dealing with the physical theropist.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:50 AM   #8
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I had surgery on my back (slipped disk) and 3 other inguinal hernias. A bunch of my volleyball friends went through knee surgery and it really is nothing compared to what I've had. Their recovery was super fast. Maybe pain meds the first day or two and that's it. You'll recover in no time!
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God, you people are falling apart kidding, kidding.
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You'll be here one day too. Just one too many kicks or something.
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Good luck with the surgery.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:09 PM   #12
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kg4kpg - Last summer my mom had a bike accident and ended up tearing 3 out of the 4 tendons in her knee. She had to go in and get the same thing done as what your going to. Although her was a lot worse than yours. I donno about you, but my mom has to wear a knee brace everyday durring work and anytime she wants to do outdoor activities. I'm pretty sure you wont, but knowing what she has gone through, I feel for ya. Its nothing fun to look forward to, but once done, your gonna be a whoooole lot better. Good luck bro!
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:20 PM   #13
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It's usually a piece of cake, depends on the how extensive a repair is needed. I had it done about 8 yrs ago, used crutches the first 24', was walking slowly the next day and returned to work a week later (had to wait a week because I have the type of job were I'm standing/walking most of the shift. NO Pain afterwards...soreness was bearable and disappeared after 24-48'

good luck & keep us posted on how it goes
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man meniscus surgery is a cake walk, the first time i had it i got crutches walked out and 2 days later was walking and a month i was back to training again, the second time i had it (last march) i walked outta the recovery room the doc didnt give me anything, it was kinda cool. ALSO if you can get a spinal and just have from your belly button to your toes numb you can watch the surgery i have done it both times ITS AWESOME!
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I've had surgery on my left MCL and had my right knee scoped twice. Both times it was done on a Monday and I played Friday night. It's no big deal. My MCL surgery took much longer to heal. Took about 4 weeks to come back from and then I screwed up again trying to squat too much before the doctor released me.
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:28 PM   #16
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Good luck next Wednesday.

I have an appointment with my surgeon on Friday morning for an annual knees checkup.....
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:38 PM   #17
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You'll be here one day too. Just one too many kicks or something.
Nope, Doc made me quit, one too many concussions. I can't remember my phone number.

Tomorrow's the big day. Good Luck!!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:39 PM   #18
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Big day is here. I'm scheduled for 12:30 tomorrow. My co-workers keep razing me. Say I'm going is as Chris but coming out as Christina.
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Best of luck, tomorrow!
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Hey Dude, good luck tomorrow!

Remember, it's a piece of cake. You'll be up and running in a few days.
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Our thoughts will be with you, Christina. Best of luck!
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Big day is here. I'm scheduled for 12:30 tomorrow. My co-workers keep razing me. Say I'm going is as Chris but coming out as Christina.
good luck tomorrow
should I send you a pretty scarf?
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had my right knee done a couple years ago (football injury). they wheeled me to the car to leave the hospital. went to lunch with crutches, walked out on my own. rehab was the pain. work hard at it, but don't over do it. i pushed too hard, too early and ended up hurting myself again.
whatever you do, if you get one of those igloo lookin things with the tubes and the knee wrap, don't throw it away when you're healed! first off it costs near a grand, and it's likely you will use it again. i ended up hurting my left knee the next season and it definitely came in handy. i only had the two tiny scars and they have already disappeared.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:27 PM   #24
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Well, all done. Pretty simple gig. Just a little sore but I haven't had to take any of the pain killers. And with rebelBullDawg325's sisters surgery going well, it is a good day.
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That's good to hear. Still hoping for a quick, easy recovery.

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