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Chilmark, MA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Causes/severity of post-op swelling of the knee after removal of the stitches and some standing/walking? torn acl&meniscus & a fracture were repaired.

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
If the wound is-: -well healed, and this is new swelling, not left over from the surgery, it could B sign of infection, especially if U have pain @rest &have a fever, even if low grade. This needs immediate eval by Ur surgeon.
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