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Ankle Swelling After Acl Surgery
Ankle swollen (recent ACL surgery). Dr says it's normal. But foot is also freezing cold. Exercise is limited atm, will warm water worsen swelling?
Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more
Leg is significantly swelling and some purple on foot after ACL surgery. How long until the swelling goes down?
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery I would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more
Probably not: There are several possible causes so I would have the orthopedist evaluate the knee. ...Read more
Had an ACL surgery 6weeks back. There is still considerable supra patellar swelling. Extension lag is 30 deg. When I can get full extension?
ACL surgery: Following ACL surgery and bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) autograft it is not unusual to have post operative swelling from the graft site. I am concerned that you have a 30 degree extension lag and I would consult with your surgeon to ensure that there has been no injury to the patella, patella tendon and that your brace (if you are using one) is not locked in a flexion setting. ...Read more
11 weeks since from mcl tear surgery and acl reconstruction started work again and am very having mild swelling with a tired feeling. Is that normal?
ACL/MCL: Yes, early fatigue is normal because of lack of strength. It takes time for you to re-build stamina. It is always good to check in with your surgeon as well. ...Read more
6 weeks after ACL surgery, knee flexion is 90-100, extension lag is 30. Supra patellar swelling present. When can I get full flexion and extension?
I had an ACL surgery (type autograft) 23 days ago! Swelling decreased a lot after 17 days, but past 5 days and so, swelling has increased!?
Tell your surgeon!: Acl surgery can cause swelling in the knee, especially in the early recovery. It is most important to work on regaining full extension over the next several days to weeks. The swelling should progressively improve as well. If you have calf swelling or pain, there is a small chance that you have developed a blood clot. Sometimes as you increase your rehab you will have a few days of swelling. ...Read more
I've had ACL surgery couple years back, I'm now getting a lot of swelling, without twisting or damaging it in anyway, it is just constantly swollen?
What is the typical time for knee swelling to go away after meniscus arthoscopic and ACL reconstruction surgery?
1-4 weeks: It sometimes depends on the type of reconstruction as well as bleeding within the joint. Because of this, it is difficult to predict the amount and duration. Most of these resolve as the body seals and starts to heal. The body also starts to absorb everything over the first month. ...Read more
Hi, I had a ACL surgery Patellar tendon (Autograft) on Mar26 which is closely 4months by now. Now I am noticing some swelling on the right knee.
I had ACL surgery back in march and was playing football and landed wrong and felt I pop in my knee it is swelling and it hurts. Did I retear it?
Possibly: Possibly and I would certainly let your surgeon know. Some times it can be simply the breaking up of some scar tissue adhesions from your surgery, but in the worst case scenario you can retear an acl ligament or a meniscus. A simple exam can go a long way in determining the likely cause. Thank you. ...Read more
Acl surgery about 15 months back, again 3 months meniscus tear on interior took MRI and doctor said its ok to continue soccer, but pain n swelling?
Pain& swelling notok:
If it is painful and swollen then something is not rigth and to cont to play on it is less than a good idea
you should re discuss with your surgeon or seek another opinion. ...Read more
Recently for two days I have had this non stop twitching from my knee to my ankle, its noticeable on the outside? I have had ACL surgery. Painful
Follow up: With orthopedist. If you have pain do't wait for things to get worse. You can ice it until your appt. ...Read more
Can flat foot be made normal curve foot, am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?
Probably not: It's probably associated with the knee surgery. Gravity simply allows the blood flow down to the ground and causes the bruising around your ankle. However, if you are having swelling in your calf or thigh with intense pain, you should have a doppler ultrasound to check it. ...Read more
Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring). Muscle weakness, swelling, wobble when weight put on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out.
NOT AS PREDICTED: Your recovery is slow at best, but not necessarily an area of worry, unless there is a problem with your femoral nerve. Strongly urge followup visit in next few days with your surgeon, and find out if this is just a slow recovery or a post-operative complication which needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring). Lack of muscle, swelling, wobble when 2 much weight on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out
I had acl reconstruction and meniscus repair. Pain and swelling in knee was typical. No swelling at all in foot until ten days later. Is this normal?
Yes and no: It is not terribly uncommon for patients who have knee surgery to have swelling that then begins to track down into the ankle and foot. That being said, there are also people who have knee surgery that develop a blood clot, which can potentially be life threatening. So I would let your surgeon know immediately and follow his recommendations about whether your postoperative course is appropriate. ...Read more
Red foot: No - see your surgeon as it could be infection. ...Read more
If they take a graft for ACL surgery where do they take it from and is it just a separate incision in same leg?
Autografts include bone/patella tendon/bone, hamstring, quad. Tendon usually from the same knee and in most cases the surgeon can use the same incision as the tunnel though sometimes a couple incisions.
Allograft comes from deceased individuals who have donated their organs, usually either knee or ankle tendon. ...Read more
Age22. 2months over with my ACL surgery hamstring autograft. I have my exams for continous 15days. Is it okay if I skip my leg exercises till dat time?
Variable: The more you elevate the leg the better immediatly after surgery. This lasts for at least the first 3-4 days. After the acute period, you shuld elevate it whenever you feel like it is swelling. After the first month, the mojority of the surgical swelling shoul have resolved. Pain or swelling in the calf is another story, you should notify your surgeon immediately with any new calf swelling. ...Read more
My roomate had ACL surgery 2 weeks ago and has developed a bad rash on her leg for the past 4 days. It is getting worse and very itchy.
Let her surgeon know: From your description, it is impossible to know for sure; however, a rash near the operative site may be a sign of infection and this needs to be evaluated and possibly treated. Do not delay in having this evaluated. ...Read more
Can I avoid ACL surgery? I live normal lifestyle. I can not walk on my right leg as had ACL Tear on 11th April. I am ready to go for rehab if surgery
It depends on age &-: - activities you engage in or what work you do. If a brace helps you can try that. ...Read more
I had ACL surgery 6 months ago and does my muscle on my leg have to be 100% better so I can resume playing soccer?
ACL Soccer Time: Your orthopaedic surgeon and you will have to decide when the right time to return is, but typically you do not need to be 100%. ...Read more
In january it will be 8months until I have done my ACL surgery. Does my muscle need to be exactly like my other leg so I can resume playing soccer?
Not Exactly: There is only one doc to answer that question and that is the orthopedic surgeon. He knows exactly what he did and how long you should delay playing soccer. In general the muscles do not need to be the exact strength in both legs to play. Usually one starts playing gently if possible and gradually get more active over time. Just check with your surgeon please! Recovering slowly to normal. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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