U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 28-year-old member asked:

How long will a knee be swollen after acl and meniscus surgery typically?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
2-6 weeks: Depending on the type of graft chosen, the knee can be swollen for anywhere between 2-6 weeks. It can last longer if the patient does not progress well with physical therapy, a very important component of a successful ACL reconstruction!
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Generally 3-6 weeks: Not all knee injuries are the same, but most knees demonstrate a progressive reduction in swelling over the 3-6 week range after reconstructive surgery.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

Huntington, NY
A 24-year-old male asked:

Why is my knee still swollen a week after my meniscus surgery?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Post operative: Post operative swelling not uncommon. You really need to direct to surgeon who did surgery.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Will I have to get surgery on my knee if I tore my ACL?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
It depends.: If you are active in sports that involve running, twisting and pivoting on your leg, then you should give consideration to having surgery. Consult an experienced orthopedic knee surgeon to see which option is best for you.
Last updated Sep 20, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.