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28/09/2014 at 17:42

Hi FB nice to hear you are doing well. I'm just over 3 weeks post op now and pleased with the strength and flexibility  of the joint but its still quite puffy and aches if I do too much walking ie over an hour In one hit.  Was yours at a similar stage two weeks ago ? MM 

29/09/2014 at 09:38

hi MM - yes, symptoms sound very much like mine but the swelling and stiffness are now much much less.  still there a little bit but nowhere near as much as a few weeks ago.

did over 30 miles on the bike yesterday including some testing climbs and no reaction from the knee.

happy days - I can look forward to my holiday now!  

Edited: 29/09/2014 at 09:38
29/09/2014 at 11:29

Thank you for replying FB. that was just what I wanted to hear 

30/09/2014 at 14:40

saw my surgeon earlier for a check up and he's happy with things so has discharged me.  

he did say I have signs of grade 2 osteoarthritis in that knee which would explain ongoing stiffness in it, but I have to learn to live with that.

so he's happy for me to carry on running but get back into easily and not go daft

30/09/2014 at 21:08

Berlin Marathon done. Not my best time but happy to get round ok. Looking forward to 7 days of no training to give the knee a complete rest.

30/09/2014 at 22:07

Fantastic well done Peter 

06/10/2014 at 00:43

Four and a half    weeks. Went for my first test run/walk today. Covered 5 miles with no pain but it's a little swollen so leaving it a couple of days before I press on. 

Edited: 06/10/2014 at 00:43
06/10/2014 at 13:19

Well done to everyone on their recoveries and post op races.

I had the MRI results today, the scan had picked up very early signs of arthritis but the doc said that was normal for runners my age and it's not causing the problem.
Scan also picked up a small tear on the medial meniscus, as I suspected. Doc referred me to a knee consultant and then for a knee arthroscopy to give it a 'quick wash out' as she put it.

I'm glad it picked something up.

Edited: 06/10/2014 at 13:21
07/10/2014 at 12:14

Hope you get an appointment through nice and quickly StuT

13/11/2014 at 15:20

I've seen the knee consultant who confirmed a small tear on the medial meniscus but could not pin point the actual area of pain. Anyway he booked me in for an arthroscopy on Jan 23rd where he said he will have a look round all 3 compartments and trim and clean up any anomolies.

Here's hoping,

07/12/2014 at 00:26

Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. 

Edited: 07/12/2014 at 00:27
10/12/2014 at 04:07
Glad to see the knee authroscopies are working.

I had a hip authroscopy to repair and trim a labral tear. Although I was asleep for the op I also had a spinal block and I have no pain at all. Not sure if this is because of the block as I was certainly expecting pain. I was sent home with morphine and no weight bearing for 2 weeks until I see the physio.

Anyone else had hip?
28/12/2014 at 11:30


i tore my meniscus along the whole joint on 14 February, a and e said arthritis and send me home, physio diagnosed straight away, saw consultant 6 weeks later, diagnosed MRI , 6 weeks later back on surgeons list, 6 weeks later got a date late July, all the time cycling on a static bike to build quads and fitness, ran 6 weeks after , did all exercises , played hockey first October , still sore, needs the range of movement stretched. Third of meniscus removed.

feels great after warming up and exercise, hurts day after but careful recovery 

doctors advice was give up your to old, 51, consultant was rest, surgeon was great , physio was the best

26/01/2015 at 15:52

Afternoon all,

Had my knee arthroscopy on Friday, surgeon smoothed down the small tear on the medial meniscus and trimmed a small flap created by the tear that would have been causing the pain. He said that now that is done the knee is in good condition so I'm very hopeful. I took the bandage off yesterday leaving the small dressings on. Initial swelling has subsided and I am getting some good movement back. No sport for 6 weeks and then a gentle return to running. All good and I'm more than pleased so far.

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