Ralph
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Ralph asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 decade ago

I had the interior of my medial meniscus removed do to severe knee pain a few years back.?

I had the interior of my medial meniscus removed do to severe knee pain a few years back. I did not start running again after the surgery. Has anyone had good luck training and distance running after having this type of surgery? I believe I have about 70% of my meniscus remaining.

And if so - any tips!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I would recommend swimming or biking. I think it is only down hill from your 70% if you do distance running. At Syracuse University I knew a football player that tore it once and then rehabbed the heal but as soon as he went back to playing again it ripped again pretty quickly. This may have been a freak occurance in a different type of running, but I know he can't run anymore on it because it's all gone now. Just be careful I guess...I don't do distance.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would find another cardio exercise to do that is LOW IMPACT. You no longer have all the cushion or thickness to the meniscus wall that you once had. Plus you had pain that caused you to have to have that surgery. Buy a clue and don't put your knee through more shock unless you are just dying to get arthritis and to have it replaced later on. You risk blowing out your meniscus and tearing ligaments. Best of luck.

    Source(s): MT with sports rehab training and my own knee issues
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