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The small puncture wounds from an arthroscopy heal within several days of the surgery, and the operative dressing can normally be taken off the following morning, according to OrthoInfo. Although the joint may take sever... More »

The average recovery time after having standard arthroscopic surgery is six to eight weeks, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. However, if the surgery involves ligament reconstruction, recovery ti... More »

Recovery time from an average elbow surgery, such as surgery for tennis elbow, can take 3 to 6 months, claims WebMD. This is after an open surgery, where a surgeon makes a relatively large incision at the surgical site. More »

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Recovery time for surgical removal of a ganglion cyst on the wrist is usually two to six weeks, after which the patient may resume normal activities, explains OrthoInfo. In most cases, the surgery is an outpatient proced... More »

Surgical recovery time varies from person to person, according to Virginia Mason Medical Center. Limiting physical activity and keeping the surgical site clean can help shorten recovery time and prevent complications. More »

The average recovery time after having standard arthroscopic surgery is six to eight weeks, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. However, if the surgery involves ligament reconstruction, recovery ti... More »

Although recovery time for arthroscopic knee surgery varies depending on the extent of the damage, recovery generally takes six to eight weeks, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Patients with ext... More »