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Are there any side effects from surgery to repair a torn meniscus

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
No realy: Repair of the meniscus help the joint stay healthy avoid arthritis in the future. The only side effect the side effects from the procedure itself, all... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Nausea.: You may have some nausea, depending on the anasthesia used.

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Either: It may be healed and you are feeling scar tissue. It may be a new injury. Remember, surgery tries to correct an anatomical problem, but it cannot gu... Read More
Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
Yes: Possible another problem or surgery not succesful.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
May just be arthriti: Its common to have articular cartilage wear in the knee called osteoarthritis. Meniscus pain is sharp & acute, common with twisting and squatting. Art... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
It : It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid ... Read More
Dr. David Abrutyn
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Not necessarily bad: Not uncommon to still have swelling; depends on activity level, etc. Recommend ice and elevation at end of day. If no improvement or gets worse follow... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: This is common after this type of surgery. Popping that causes no pain is benign and can be ignored. Sometimes "popping" originating at the knee cap i... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 39 years experience
Start recumbent: Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and he... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe see yousurgeon: Please check and let your surgeon examine you. It could be quite normal.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No: It is very rare for a meniscus to heal without intervention. It really depends on where the tear is. If it is peripheral, it can be sewn together if a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Repair if possible: Only certain types of tears (peripheral around the rim) are repairable. Results are somewhat age dependent younger better than older people have bette... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
It depends: on the size and type of tear. Speak with your orthopedic surgeon about it.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Done it again: Without out benefit of full history, exam or mri, i must say that it sounds like you have a new / re-injury to a meniscus. Should see an orthopedist f... Read More

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