Ask Dr. Geier – When can you return to work after meniscus surgery?

Injuries don’t just keep us from playing sports or exercising. They can keep us out of school and work. In this Ask Dr. Geier video, I discuss the process of returning to work after a meniscus surgery to treat a meniscus tear.

Jitin asks:

Hello doctor. I am 24 years old. I had a meniscectomy surgery. I had a partial tear in the lateral meniscus. After surgery, I could walk without any problem. How much time will it take me to recover and get back to work? I work as a chef.

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A partial meniscectomy surgery involves trimming out the torn portion of meniscus. It is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries. While it is a surgery that can keep you from playing or exercising for weeks, recovery is much quicker than a meniscal repair.

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In this video, I explain the process of recovering from a partial meniscectomy. I also discuss how a patient can return to work and what factors play a role.

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