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A 24-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Post operative: Post operative swelling not uncommon. You really need to direct to surgeon who did surgery.
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Knee: Swelling can be normal at this point. It is important though to look at the incision and make sure the knee does not look red and that there is no drainage from the wound. That could indicate an infection and you should call the surgeons office and go to the er.
Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Post surgery healing: It has been said that it takes almost a full year or more for your body to fully heal after a surgery. 1 wk post surgery swelling is normal. Watch a video demonstration some time on a meniscus surgery. Lots of manipulation, insertion, removal, suction, etc is done throughout the surgery; eventhough the finished product looks nice, neat and clean, recovery is still going on below the stitches.

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What is the recovery time after knee meniscus surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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How can you feel after knee meniscus surgery?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Sore 1-2 wks: I tell my patients to take it easy for the first 3-4 days, elevate to heart level, ice a lot and limited walking around for the first week so that it doesn't swell early on. Pain can be moderate first week. Generally much better 2nd weeks pretty good by week 3-4. I inject cortisone week 4-6 if not significantly better.

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