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Is knock knee surgery at the age of 16 safe? And though I have knock knees operation my ankles touch and I hv no issues on running..

Is knock knee surgery at the age of 16 safe? And though I have knock knees operation my ankles touch and I hv no issues on running..

See ankle specialist: Although most ortho will likely tell that that if you have no pain or functional limitation, you should wait. However if you are really concerned, consult an ortho with specialty on the foot/ankle area. ...Read more

Knee Surgery (Definition)

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


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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 that's why my knee still hurts.

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 that's why my knee still hurts.

Probably unrelated: Unless the ankle is painful and changes your gait and puts increased stress on the knee, the issues are unrelated. Get the knee reevaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Yes: And ask you should be heckled for a blood clot of the deep veins (DVT). I'm sure ypu'll be fone, but call today. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Had knee surgery due to a fracture on my tibia bone and now That I returned to my normal duties my ankle is in a lot of pain and it swells up and it keeps me from walking. What does this mean what is wrong?

Had knee surgery due to a fracture on my tibia bone and now That I returned to my normal duties my ankle is in a lot of pain and it swells up and it keeps me from walking. What does this mean what is wrong?

Hard to say: It does suggest that you have something " wrong" with your ankle. Perhaps in the same injury in which you injured your knee your ankle was also injured. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I had arthoscopic knee surgery 4 weeks ago and my ankles are swollen. Is this normal? What should I do?

I had arthoscopic knee surgery 4 weeks ago and my ankles are swollen. Is this normal? What should I do?

Be seen: I would certainly let your surgeon know. The most common cause if it involves both sides is that you have retained fluid still from your surgery. While you are having surgery you get IV fluids that can third space into your soft tissues and gradually resolves. But other causes such as heart or kidney failure, medication reaction, or blood clot are possible. So make sure your surgeon is aware. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg after my knee surgery that took place december 20?

I have a rash on my leg after my knee surgery that took place december 20?

See your surgeon: There can be several reasons for a rash following knee surgery. Typically this is due to skin irritation, often from the surgical dressing. Best to have your surgeon check it and allow them to assess the severity and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm having microfracture knee surgery on my right leg done. How long till you can typically drive?

I'm having microfracture knee surgery on my right leg done. How long till you can typically drive?

Knee surgery: Obviously it is important to use your right leg to drive. If the surgery was on your left probably would be able to drive immediately. Good idea to have a temporary handicap hanger from doc. Usually weight bearing after micro fracture is restricted for 6-12 weeks depending on location and extent. Driving will have similar restrictions. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Recently had knee surgery. I have noticed that the swelling in my lower leg is beginning to harden... It is a bit soft but still firm. What is this?

Recently had knee surgery. I have noticed that the swelling in my lower leg is beginning to harden... It is a bit soft but still firm. What is this?

Calf hardness: Increase in calf swelling and hardness post knee surgery can be cause for concern, notify your surgeon so you can be evaluated ...Read more

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Why is my foot so swollen after knee surgery?

Why is my foot so swollen after knee surgery?

DVT: Your foot is probably swollen from the trauma of knee surgery, but it can be swollen from a blood clot in your leg, which can be extremely dangerous. Deep venous thrombus can have formed in one of the deep veins in your leg causing the swelling in your foot. Knee surgery puts you at a very high risk for this. It can be very dangerous as this can progress to a pulmonary embolism. So get checked out. ...Read more

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What's the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

What's the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

Physical Therapy: A professional therapist can target the areas that need improvement without increasing the danger of further injury. ...Read more

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What is causing all the funny sensations down my leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery? Can doing squat tear something in knee?

What is causing all the funny sensations down my leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery? Can doing squat tear something in knee?

If it's done right-: -after the scope, meaning while there is still some fluid present, a squat can cause the capsule 2 rupture, usually @ the superior pole or closest 2 your head @ the top of the knee. The squat compresses the volume of the joint space so the high increase in pressure in the fluid will rupture, usually @ a portal site. May discolor, but harmless unless fever, chills & increased pain. ...Read more

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I HAD KNEE SURGERY 7 DAYS AGO. I WAS WALKING OK BUT NOW THE BACK OF THE BOTTOM OF MY LEG IS TIGHT AND ALOT OF PAIN AND AM STRUGGLING TO WALK?

I HAD KNEE SURGERY 7 DAYS AGO. I WAS WALKING OK BUT NOW THE BACK OF THE BOTTOM OF MY LEG IS TIGHT AND ALOT OF PAIN AND AM STRUGGLING TO WALK?

Go back you doctor: Call your doctor right away and talk to him. You need an evaluation right now. You do not want to have a blood clot. If you cannot get your doctor go to er ...Read more

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How much weight can you put on a leg after major knee surgery?

How much weight can you put on a leg after major knee surgery?

It depends.: This depends how long after the surgery this is being done, and how well you've healed. Usually after knee surgery the knee is flexed and extended to get back range of motion. Then if ambulation is attempted, it is first done with crutches, so weight is gradually introduced. So it would be best to put little weight on it to start, then more until no crutches are needed, then try slowly to walk. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have another knee surgery a year later? I had surgery one year ago but I still am having locking when I try to straighten the leg?

Second opinion: The more surgeries you get, the more the complications. Always try to get a second opinion from another orthopedic surgeon preferably at the university hospital before you decide on another surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my foot to be swollen 3 days after knee surgery?

Is it normal for my foot to be swollen 3 days after knee surgery?

Yes: That is not uncommon, however if the swelling gets worse or you are having calf pain contact your doctor as there would be concern about a blood clot. ...Read more

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When will the numbness of my foot stop after having knee surgery?

When will the numbness of my foot stop after having knee surgery?

Depends: If a nerve has been severed and separated then it could be permanent. If it was only compressed and the compression goes away e.G swelling, then it is likely to improve over next several weeks to months. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and I'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left? Can I make it as strong as my left

I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and I'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left? Can I make it as strong as my left

Possibly: It all depends on what kind of knee surgery you had back then. Was the cartilage injured, was there a meniscal tear, etc. If it is just a strength issue then yes you can rehab. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery to remove torn cartilage behind the kneecap now I find that my knee is not stable. Why? My knee and leg don't feel right. 3 weeks ou

Time: If you are just 3 weeks out from surgery, it is possible it may just take more time for recovery to occur. I would certainly keep your followup with your orthopedic surgeon and follow his recommendations. Sometimes physical therapy may be used as well. ...Read more

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Can knee surgery cause swollen foot?

Can knee surgery cause swollen foot?

Swollen foot: Knee surgery can disrupt the lymph system in the leg which could predispose you to swelling below it such as the foot. ...Read more

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My foot is cold and numb after knee surgery, is this bad?

My foot is cold and numb after knee surgery, is this bad?

Cold foot after surg: It is not good. Go back to the orthopedic surgeon that did the knee. He/she was in there. That person knows what was seen and done. They will have the best knowledge about this. ...Read more

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Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more

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Everytime I sit down my left leg goes to sleep at the quadriceps. & sharp pain goes down my leg. I had knee surgery before. Any possible reasons?

Everytime I sit down my left leg goes to sleep at the quadriceps. & sharp pain goes down my leg. I had knee surgery before. Any possible reasons?

Main concern is: Deep venous thrombophlebitis, especially if you underwent recent knee surgery. It could also be pinched nerve. It is best to see your doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery 12 years ago, I did a terrible job rehabbing it. Over the past year I have noticed that I cannot stand on my tip toes on that leg?

I had knee surgery 12 years ago, I did a terrible job rehabbing it. Over the past year I have noticed that I cannot stand on my tip toes on that leg?

Varies: There are a variety of reasons a person with a prior knee injury might have difficulty standing on their toes on that side. One is if the knee has a small flexion contracture, another is if you have some weakness/ atrophy in your calf muscle. If it is causing you a functional problem, consider being seen and a course of therapy may be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do I increase the blood cerculation on my foot after having a knee surgery? Because it's been a month and I feel like there's pins when I walk

How do I increase the blood cerculation on my foot after having a knee surgery? Because it's been a month and I feel like there's pins when I walk

Healing nerves: When you have undergone a surgical procedure, it can take time for things to heal. The skin incision may be closed, but all the deep structures, such as nerves are still healing. In all likelihood, the circulation is ok. The "pins" definitely tell me nerves. It can take some time for this to subside. Swelling of the extremity could also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery to replace remove some broken hardware (bone staple) a month ago and my upper leg is still quite swollen - thigh and glute.?

I had knee surgery to replace remove some broken hardware (bone staple) a month ago and my upper leg is still quite swollen - thigh and glute.?

See your surgeon.: Hardware removal can certainly be traumatic to the involved extremity, but to have significant swelling above the surgical site such as the hip and buttock may represent more than simple post-operative swelling. I would recommend follow-up evaluation with your surgeon to ensure there is no sign of infection or DVT (deep venous thrombosis). Better to be safe than sorry! See your surgeon. ...Read more

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I just had my knee surgery 3 weeks and 4 days ago and my knee is fine but my toes on my right foot really hurts like pins are hitting it when I walk?

I just had my knee surgery 3 weeks and 4 days ago and my knee is fine but my toes on my right foot really hurts like pins are hitting it when I walk?

Speak with orthopod: I is difficult to be specific without being able to examine the area. Please call the orthopedist and tell him or her about the pain. ...Read more

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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more