A 50-year-old female asked:
2 weeks after outpatient orthoscopic surgery for medial meniscus tear should i still be concerned about blood clots? can ct scan show clot?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Usually not unless..: Arthroscopic knee meniscectomy surgery is a relatively quick, benign procedure. It is performed at times with a tourniquet. Blood clots rarely occur after it. Some people have predisposing factors (smokers on birth control bills, clotting disorders). Keeping the leg active can prevent it as well as taking baby aspirin. Ultrasound evaluation is best for diagnosing a clot. If concerned c your doc.
Last updated Mar 21, 2014
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