A 22-year-old male asked:
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i had an acl surgery (type autograft) 23 days ago! swelling decreased a lot after 17 days, but past 5 days and so, swelling has increased !?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acl: Check with your doctor. May have to have the knee drained. May be blood, inflammation, or infection.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016
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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Tell your surgeon!: Acl surgery can cause swelling in the knee, especially in the early recovery. It is most important to work on regaining full extension over the next several days to weeks. The swelling should progressively improve as well. If you have calf swelling or pain, there is a small chance that you have developed a blood clot. Sometimes as you increase your rehab you will have a few days of swelling.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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