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How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Golden
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Different: You should have gradually improving swelling and pain over time. If the pain is persistent or worsening, then follow up with your surgeon. This coul ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You can take 2 norco, up to every four hours as needed. Mobic is also safe to take, it is a pain medication but works differently than norco.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Once inflammation su: All trauma to the knee causes causes swelling and surgery is one type of trauma; sweeling usually goes down as the muscles around the knee regain tone ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not normal: Knee swelling this long after surgery is not normal even though you did not mention the exact nature of the surgery. Let the surgeon reevaluate your k ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You need to see your orthopedic surgeon for reevaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: It depends on the reason for swelling. 1- infection means germs in the area causing the swelling and pain and redness and fever if you have those mea ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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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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