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I had knee arthroscopy done a week ago and the swelling in the knee from the same area prior to surgery is still there. is that normal?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Can be normal: Can be normal to have swelling in the knee for up to 3-4 weeks post-op from standard arthroscopy. Limit walking, continue ice and elevation, and continue gentle early range of motion. The swelling should slowly resolve. Use the swelling as an indication for increasing weight bearing activities.

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