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I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

I have sore bruise halfway across the back of my knee. I noticed it yesterday after feeling sore pain. I did not injury it. Could this be a blood clot?

Blood clot?: doubtful. Have you been traveling? need more history to guide you. Perform a virtual consult to get more information and be able to help you. ...Read more

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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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If I developed a blood clot after knee surgery am I now at risk for future problems?

If I developed a blood clot after knee surgery am I now at risk for future problems?

Yes: You can have post blood clot leg swelling that can become chronic. It is recommended that you wear compression stocking to help direct the flow to the deep venous system. You theoretically are at higher risk for subsequent clots in the future with leg surgery. ...Read more

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Relative had knee surgery, now has blood clots moving through body. What should we do?

Relative had knee surgery, now has blood clots moving through body. What should we do?

Not uncommon: One of the most common complications of knee surgery (especially knee replacement) is a blot clot or dvt. It is usually treated with a blood thinner to prevent the clot from enlarging. It is a potentially dangerous problem and should be followed carefully by your physician. ...Read more

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How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

Ask the surgeon: The surgeon should have some thoughts on this matter, but be aware that swelling after surgery and/or a blood clot can be very slow to heal and in some cases is permanent. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery, mensick tare, 3 weeks ago and they have already pulled 45cc of fluid & blood off and it has swelled up again.?

I had knee surgery, mensick tare, 3 weeks ago and they have already pulled 45cc of fluid & blood off and it has swelled up again.?

Possible infection: The complication rates for arthroscopic meniscectomy range from 0.5% to 1.7%. Complications of this procedure may include nerve or blood vessel damage, bleeding, infection, stiffening of the knee joint. If you don’t have infection the other stuff will calm down, brace and medication usually will take of it. ...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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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more