20 Mar Patients Can Expect To Return To Normal Function Relatively Quickly After Knee Arthroscopy
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Alexis Colvin, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
James N. Gladstone, MD
Co-Chief, Sports Medicine Service, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Knee arthroscopy is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S. There is minimal literature on when patients can expect to return to daily activity.
We sought to help patients understand when they could expect to return to a number of basic activities, specifically in an urban environment where patients need to be mobile early.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: Our findings included:
• Patients are off narcotics within 7 days,
• Patients stop use of a cane/crutches at 8 days
• Patients can drive after 14 days
• Patients can go up subway stairs at 20 days
• Patients sit on a toilet comfortably at 14 days
• Patients return to work at 15 days
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Patients can expect to return to relatively normal function within a short amount of time.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: We will also be looking at what other factors, such as age, BMI, medical co-morbidities, etc. can also influence how fast patients recover from this very common surgery.
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Citation: 2017 AAOS abstract
Return to Daily Life After Meniscectomy Alexis C. Colvin, MD, New York, NY James Dieterich, BA, New York, NY James N. Gladstone, MD, New York, NY Diana Patterson, MD, New York, NY Arthroscopic meniscectomy is a frequently performed procedure, but minimal guidelines exist for counseling patients on functionality during the recovery period or time to return to daily activities.
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