For the first 5 days after arthroscopic surgery, you should use crutches to reduce pressure and weight bearing on the knee. After that, you can walk normally. You may still feel some pain during weight bearing (walking) during the postoperative period. This is completely normal, and the pain should go away within a few days or weeks.
However, if the surgeon had to perform a meniscus repair with sutures, you must stay on crutches for 6 weeks after surgery. Full weight bearing is not permitted until the okay is given by the specialist when you return to us for the postoperative check-up.
Physiotherapy is a central element of postoperative care after knee arthroscopy. During physiotherapy, you will perform special exercises to strengthen the muscles that support and move the knee. The better you train the muscles, the fewer problems you will have during knee function.