The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

After surgery

A return to full activities generally takes between 2-6 weeks. This depends upon the type of treatment performed and the extent of damage in the knee. You should be able to return to office type work within 2-5 days and physical work within 2-3 weeks. You should be able to drive within a week. You should however be able to perform an emergency stop without discomfort or hesitation before starting to drive again.

Depending on the level of swelling and comfort you can start light training 3 weeks after your procedure and gradually progress to higher impact activities around 5-6 weeks.  However it's important to remember than rehabilitation rates vary from person to person.

If you have any concerns after your discharge home feel free to contact ward C3 for advice.  The contact number can be found in the information leaflet 'Knee Arthroscopy'.