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Should the swelling be gone? i had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 2 weeks ago, and my knee is still swollen at times. is that something i should be concerned about?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Lee
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
It : It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid in your knee to be absorbed. At two weeks post-operation i would not be too worried about having an occasionally swollen knee.
Dr. David Abrutyn
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Not necessarily bad: Not uncommon to still have swelling; depends on activity level, etc. Recommend ice and elevation at end of day. If no improvement or gets worse followup with your doctor.
Last updated May 29, 2019


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