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continued knee pain after meniscus surgery

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Knee problem: After 2 surgical procedures and having chronic issues with severe knee pain, I strongly recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist with speci ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience in Pain Management
Common: Surgery on one knee can cause a change in leg length changing your gait or can simply alter gait by changing knee function.The 'good' knee often takes ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
See Surgeon: Because your gait has changed the stresses on your other knee have also changed. Talk to your Orthopedic Surgeon. Physical Therapy may be in order.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Knee pain: Hi, I hope I'm understanding your question correctly, and I'm glad your pain is improved, but likely whatever was causing your knee pain was properly ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you ha ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. W ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
A number of reasons: The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Can be normal?: You haven't really given much information here. Minor hematomas can be normal and managed with heat, compression and observation. Larger ones may ne ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Very common: Quad muscle atrophy after knee surgery is very common and often overlooked as a continuing source of problems. Several months of routine thigh streng ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience in Family Medicine
See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by su ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cellulitis: May need to rule out cellulitis. Please discuss with your surgeon.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Short term: You may have pain for a few days but it is generally not too severe.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: Knee pain and stiffness is common for months after acl surgery. The meniscus surgery generally is the faster part to recover from in 3-6 weeks. Remem ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: When you have osteoarthritis in the knees this cleaning job will not get rid of the problem, it may ease it out for a while, having little pain does n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Mutifactorial: It depends on the overall condition of the knee, age of patient, physical condition, and expectations. Recovery will range from 2 weeks to 2 months.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Be careful: Call your surgeon asap. No one else is better prepared to address your concern. If your calf pain is accompanied by swelling of the same leg - you n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
19 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: Calf pain and swelling may be concerning for a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, aka dvt). Let your surgeon know you are having these symptoms and t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenton Fibel
10 years experience in Sports Medicine
Knee pain: this should not be the cause of your lateral knee pain and there is likely a new pain generator, which could be IT band syndrome, fat pad impingement, ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Expected: Swelling in the affected limb after hip or knee surgery is expected. That will resolve as you become mor mobile.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Follow up: You need to follow up with the Orthopedic surgeon to rule out any post-operative complication. Give them a call today.

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