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Can you walk right after arthroscopic knee surgery?

If arthroscopy is performed only to look at the cartilage and no treatments are done, it may be possible to walk a few hours after the procedure with no assistance. More commonly, arthroscopy is used to perform repair or removal of cartilage. In this case, your surgeon will likely want you to use crutches for about a week after surgery to keep pressure off of the knee. After this period, it will be possible to walk without assistance.

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