I still have swelling in my knee after a arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus from a year and a half ago. how do i get rid of it? is it bad?
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Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Knee swelling: It is possible you have some persistent irregularity or some arthritis, further tearing, or synovitis /inflammation. Check with doc if still locking for you.
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Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See your surgeon: The swelling may be due to arthritis which is poorly treated with an arthroscopy. It is usually not an indicator of immediate danger but is bothersome. Sometimes an injection can help reduce it.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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