A 45-year-old member asked:
what causes the stiffness and discomfort after arthroscopic knee surgery is done for repairing a torn meniscus?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal sequellae: I do not do this procedure, but I do many laparoscopic procedures. I would expect that the normal sequellea to the trauma of the arthroscopy would include some swelling and edema as well as some degree of inflammation. These changes would certainly cause some pain and stiffness, but should be fairly limited and transient.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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