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i had knee surgery 5 months ago ive fallen walking up to my house today now my knee is swollen and bruised

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee surgery: Call your orthopedic surgeon asap, get x-ray and exam. Consider also getting your dizziness worked up.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Think of infection: You have symptoms of infection that may be related to your recent surgery. Be checked now. All the best.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not generally: It is hard to say that there is no danger here. Bruising and swelling around the ankle is possible after acl reconstruction, but is not the norm. It d ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You may: be describing a sub-patella BURSITIS (also called "housemaid's knee" (from washing floors on the hands and knees a VERY VERY OLD job description!!!!) ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ice for 48 hrs.: At a minimum, you have a contusion. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is standard first-line treatment. Oral anti-inflammatories like Aleve (na ... Read More
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Go to ER now: There is a high probability that you have developed an infection in the knee joint. This could lead to septic arthritis and major complications if not ... Read More
A 41-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 53-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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
You certainly could: as everything is a little weaker while healing from surgery. You need to get ice on it, get it up, put a firm bandage around it and see a doctor (ide ... Read More
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