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Had surgery on knee 2 months ago still having swelling in knee and down into my leg

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Calf hardness: Increase in calf swelling and hardness post knee surgery can be cause for concern, notify your surgeon so you can be evaluated

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Golden
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
2-3months: All individual healing time is patient and procedure specific. Call your surgeon if have further questions. Ice elevation massage gentle rom might hel... Read More
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very littl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: Swelling from knee surgery is common and the length of time it takes to go down depends on how extensive the surgery was and what was repaired. Best ... Read More
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
1-4 weeks: Depending on how much they had to do, how active you are, and what the pathology is- could be anywhere from one to four weeks- or longer if there is a... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
More details please: Knee surgery may mean either an arthroscopic procedure or knee replacement. After four months an arthroscopic procedure should have been well healed ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Long before now: The pain should have already resolved. If it is persisting have the knee reevaluated.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Cosider Alternatives: If the MRI looks good, you may want to try an alternative exercise. Walking in a pool or trying gentle yoga. You can go to a therapist that understa... 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
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Knee swelling: It is possible you have some persistent irregularity or some arthritis, further tearing, or synovitis /inflammation. Check with doc if still locking f... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies : There are a number of potential causes. Among the more common are: related to the use of a tourniquet around the time of surgery, related to the pero... Read More

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