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I am 10 days post meniscectomy.  10% was taken off.  I haven't had my post op appointment yet. I am having pain directly under my kneecap (at times - like a tweak) when my leg straightens - lying down or standing. It feels like it grinds against something and I rearrange my leg so that it goes away.  I was given a full knee brace and haven't attempted walking without it.  I'm scared it didn't work and this is not a normal post op recovery location/type of pain.
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It was only 10 days post op when you wrote this.  That is pretty soon after surgery to decide if it worked. You are still in recovery mode. I think the typical recovery time is 3 to 4 weeks but varies from patient to patient. When in doubt though, call your doctor to report the pain and grinding sensation.  Do you do physical therapy yet?  I highly recommend that!
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