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what causes swelling of the knee a month after surgery for a broken patella

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Days to weeks: It can take days to weeks for the swelling to resolve, but as long as your x-rays show progressive healing of the fracture, then you should see progre ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It can: it can cause basically any dystrophic change in the lower extremity although what you describe is not specifically pathognomonic for CRPS. Has someone ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Seek more advice: Most likely this represents swelling within your joint called an effusion or swelling outside the joint on top of the patella, called prepatellar burs ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Chondromalacia Patel: You may have arthritis under your kneecap sometimes called chondromalacia patella. Your best strategyy is to develop a strong knee exercise pr ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Loose kneecap: This may be hypermobility syndrome . If this is so you need a specific exercise program. An evaluation will help define the program you need
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Quads not firing: Does that me you cannot extend you leg? Kick your foot straight out in front of you from the hip with a leg straight and hold it up? Patellar fr ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Knee: NO! This does not mean you require surgery. At your age this is probably acute in nature and will resolve with rest, heat and an anti inflammatory.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: There are several possible causes so i would have the orthopedist evaluate the knee.
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