How long does it take for a sutured meniscus to heal?

If you sit at work, you may be able to go back in 1 to 2 weeks. But if you are on your feet at work, it may take 4 to 6 weeks. If you are very physically active in your job, it may take 3 to 6 months.

Do you get stitches after meniscus surgery?

‘removal’ procedure. In a ‘repair’ procedure, stitches are used to sew the torn meniscus back together. In a ‘removal’ procedure, the torn portion of the meniscus is removed.

How long do stitches stay in after arthroscopy?

Dressings can usually be removed after 5 to 10 days. Your wounds should start to heal within a few days. If non-dissolvable stitches were used, they’ll need to be removed after 1 to 2 weeks. This can usually be done by a practice nurse at your local GP surgery.

Are there stitches after arthroscopic knee surgery?

In most cases the small incisions are closed with Steri-strips and no stitches are used. Steri-strips are somewhat waterproof, lasting seven to 10 days and then they begin to peel back at the edges.

Why is my knee so tight after meniscus surgery?

The fluid in your knee often remains there for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery until your body can reabsorb it. This fluid will make your knee feel tight or stiff, especially with deep knee bending or squatting.

Why does my knee hurt worse after meniscus surgery?

That’s where – because a portion of the meniscus has been removed, the bones around the knee joint “see” more stress when you walk and they react by becoming very inflamed and can actually at it’s worse, cause a stress fracture which is quite painful.

How soon can you bend your knee after meniscus surgery?

Meniscus (cartilage) Repair patients cannot do twisting, pivoting, squatting, deep knee bends or impact activities for four months. It is vital that meniscus repair patients do not squat for at least four months after the repair.

How are arthroscopy stitches removed?

For removal of the suture, an alcohol swab or a Beta-dine swabstick and one’s own hand are the only materials required. As with other skin stitches, the bowtie ideally will remain in place for no less than 12 days.

Why does my knee still hurt 3 months after meniscus surgery?

Most meniscal surgeries (95%) are partial meniscectomies where part of the meniscus is actually removed, not just repaired. Therefore, the remaining meniscus is now smaller and does not perform as well.

What happens to meniscus stitches?

With meniscal repair, tiny stitches are placed into the meniscal cartilage to close up and hold a tear. However, like any tissue, this does not guarantee that the tissue will actually heal up.