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knee swelling after meniscus surgery

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It all depends on the type of surgery and the condition of your knee. If you have severe arthritis, then a meniscus surgery may simply have been inad ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
20 years experience Rheumatology
Ask the surgeon: The surgeon should have some thoughts on this matter, but be aware that swelling after surgery and/or a blood clot can be very slow to heal and in som ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Varies with surgery: Most of my arthroscopic surgery patients for menisectomy have most of their swelling gone within a few days and are walking normally within a week. ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1-4 weeks: It sometimes depends on the type of reconstruction as well as bleeding within the joint. Because of this, it is difficult to predict the amount and du ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Meislin
36 years experience sports medicine
Swelling: Swelling in the knee for acl surgery can last at least 3 weeks; for isolated meniscal surgery swelling can last 1 week.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: just because you have a torn meniscus does not always mean you need surgery. You will need physical therapy, and exercise as the most important part o ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like you have: Sustained another tear of the same or the other meniscus. You need to see your orthopod to he assessed and possibly a mri, if he(she) deems fit. Good ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Go back to surgeon: He has to go back to the surgeon right away
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, it can be: Arthroscopic acl surgery can cause some mild residual swelling w/ running etc. 11 months post-op. A small area of numbness below the kneecap if the pa ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
18 years experience Sports Medicine
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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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Some swelling after a major knee surgery is not uncommon for a few months. Pl continue with OT/PT and keep walking to enhance your rehabilitation. Fee ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, ... Read More
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