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Ankle Pain After Knee Surgery
Why is my ankle still swollen 5 weeks after knee surgery? There's no pain in the leg or ankle, and i'm up and walking just fine.
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
Can having a swollen ankle give you knee pain? i had knee surgery 3 yrs ago and my ankle swells up now so i wondered if thats why my knee still hurts.
My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?
Maybe: No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever. The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more
My husband had arthoscopic knee surgery on his r. knee 5 months ago. Now has trouble with chronic painful edema in the right foot/ankle. This normal?
I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and all the fluid from my knee pooled down in my calf and around my ankle and is causing numbness in the foot?
Compartment syndrome: It is unlikely that the fluid went down your leg. It is more likely that you are having a vascular complications from the surgery and you should go to your emergency room immediately for an ultrasound examination. There's a condition called compartment syndrome which is a surgical emergency. ...Read more
I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and now have electrical shocks in the lower leg? Explain. Along with numbness and tingling in the ankle? Help
Likely normal postop: There are many factors that can contribute to post-op lower extremity altered sensation after knee scopes. These factors include the type/length of procedure performed, use of a nerve block, positioning of your leg during the procedure, and use of a tourniquet during surgery. Your symptoms may persist for several days or even weeks post-op. Allow time to resolve your symptoms. ...Read more
7 days after knee surgery I have pitted edema in my left interior ankle. Bruising and swelling are normal from procedure. Should I consult my doctor?
How to reduce swelling and muscle stiffness near knee joints and ankle joints after removing cast after knee surgery?
I had athroscopic knee surgery, ACL recons. And meniscus 5days ago. Ankle is now swollen and bruised, i believe hematoma. It is very painful. Danger?
Hematoma: Following acl surgery especially if your own (autologous) bone patellar tendon bone graft is taken swelling, bruising in the ankle is not uncommon. Just make sure that you are not having any sharp calf pain where a doppler ultrasound would be helpful to be performed to rule out a blood clot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers