Postoperative Treatment Of Knee Meniscus.?
Good evening Farady, thank you for the question.
How long and how well the healing process after repairing a torn meniscus can be affected by several factors such as age, weight, your activity, the type of meniscus repair surgery performed and also the presence or absence of certain diseases that attack your knee joint. The higher the age of a person and also the greater a person's weight, the longer the post-operative healing process. Certain types of surgeries such as the removal of a torn meniscus tissue will heal faster than the surgical repair of the tear by means of a pinch on the tear that occurs. The presence of osteoarthritis (inflammation of the joints) in the knee can also cause the postoperative healing process to be longer than people who do not experience inflammatory joint disease. In general, people who are young, have an ideal body weight and do not have arthritis of the knee will experience postoperative improvement in just a few days.
Therefore, you should check your knee condition again to the doctor who is operating on you, or another orthopedic doctor who is at your current place of residence if re-control is not possible, to re-evaluate your knee condition after the operation. and determine whether there are abnormalities or postoperative healing disorders. Once confirmed, the new doctor will determine what next action is most appropriate given to you.
For now, you should try to lose weight with a healthy diet to get the ideal weight to help reduce the burden on your knees. Also avoid doing activities that are too heavy or that cause excessive pain in your knee. You can try to help relieve the pain by taking pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen according to the dosage on the packaging only if the pain that is felt is very disturbing your activity. It is also recommended to avoid doing sports that require quite a lot of knees (eg running, lifting weights, soccer, basketball), replace them with lighter sports such as swimming or taichi.
I hope this helps.