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I've bruising still from knee surgery over 2 months ago. When will it go awau?

I've bruising still from knee surgery over 2 months ago. When will it go awau?

Soon: Residual bruising from surgery 2 months ago should start to fade soon. Discuss with your surgeon and make sure he/she is aware of your concern. They may have a more complete explanation for the bruising. Sometimes skin pigmentation can be permanently altered by extensive bruising. ...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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I had knee surgery to remove 20% of my meniscus 2 months ago. While doing therapy at days my knee has some bruising and is inflated. What should I do?

I had knee surgery to remove 20% of my meniscus 2 months ago. While doing therapy at days my knee has some bruising and is inflated. What should I do?

Be patient: It is normal to have some swelling even 2 months after surgery such as a menisectomy. Make sure you follow the rice protocol - rest, ice, compression and elevation. The bruising could be just overdoing it at therapy. If the swelling persists or worsens, make a follow up appointment with your surgeon. ...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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How do I prep for knee surgery?

How do I prep for knee surgery?

The best you can: The preparation for knee surgery will vary depending on the surgery. However in general, the stronger the leg the better the recovery. Therefore, a strengthening program from the core to the ankles would be helpful. In addition, flexibility or motion of the knee and hip is important. I also recommend having ice packs ready as they will help with pain management and swelling after surgery.. ...Read more

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What should I do before knee surgery?

What should I do before knee surgery?

Physical therapy: There are, of course, many different types of knee surgery performed. Before surgery is even considering, a course of conservative or non-operative treatment including physical therapy is strongly recommended. Even if surgery is recommended, pre operative therapy can help get your knee and thigh and leg muscles in better shape- this will help you recover quicker from your surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need knee surgery?

How do I know if I need knee surgery?

Specialist: Find a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in knees. Have a thorough exam. If surgery is needed, get a second opinion to confirm! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

Not sure what: The question asks... Was your knee surgery bad? Knee pain issue? Please re-pharse your question so we can help. Sorry I can't be more help ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee surgery?

What is the definition or description of: knee surgery?

Surgery of the knee: 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 amenable to other interventions. ...Read more

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Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Extremely rare: Yes, but extremely rare. The risk of any surgery carries with it danger in the use of anesthesia, including heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, infections and blood clots. The risks are rare, but they increase with the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Could you give me tips for preparing for reconstructive knee surgery?

Could you give me tips for preparing for reconstructive knee surgery?

Physical Therapy: If you are planning to have any type of reconstructive knee surgery, ask your surgeon to refer you to physical therapy ahead of surgery. A therapist can is a tremendous resource for you. ...Read more

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Should I have knee surgery? Pros and cons? Have had xrays. Nothing found.

Depends: X-rays alone cannot always diagnose a problem. I would not jump into any surgery unless the surgeon has a good sense of the pathology or problem. An MRI or ct scan might give more information to the surgeon and to you for good decision-making. ...Read more

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How is healing from shattered knee surgery?

How is healing from shattered knee surgery?

It is very difficult: You said it is shattered knee, this means healing will be difficult and the scaring will be high and the result will be not as good. ...Read more

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Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by surgery, and the type of surgery you had, along with post-op duration and course. See your surgeon to re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

Motion and therapy: Internal scar formation can occur after significant injury or surgery. If the scar formation cannot be overcome with standard motion and strengthening surgery (and perhaps local steroid injection), an arthrscopic lysis of adhesions may become warranted. Discuss options with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there any poses in Bikram that should be avoided or altered if had knee surgery? If so which and how.

Are there any poses in Bikram that should be avoided or altered if had knee surgery? If so which and how.

Yoga poses: I'd avoid poses that aggregate the knee too much. If the pose hurts, don't do it. It's hard to give too detailed information, I'm not sure exactly what you had done. ...Read more

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Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Not particularly.: Most arthroscopic knee surgery is not too painful and can be controlled with mild narcotics, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest. Arthroscopic acl and PCL reconstructions are more painful but still routinely done as outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery?

What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery?

Knee arthroscopy: The various anatomical sites within the knee are inspected including but not excluded to the articular cartilage lining of the patella, trochlea, medial and lateral femoral condyles, medial and lateral tibial plateau, medial and lateral menisci, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, the synovial lining. ...Read more

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What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

Scope: Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera and small instruments are used to evaluate and repair the knee. This is generally done using 3 small stab incisions around the knee cap. It is beneficial for cartilage, meniscal and some ligament injuries in the knee joint. It is a safe procedure with a low overall complication rate. ...Read more

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What should I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?

What should I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Quick Recovery: A sore and swollen knee for a couple days. Use crutches as needed for the first couple of days. Use ice readily over the first few days, and start early full range of motion early to reduce swelling and prevent stiffness. Minimize standing and walking until swelling and pain resolve. If swelling gone and range of motion normal, normal activities are allowed usually at 4 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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I need knee surgery and have no money! Help!

I need knee surgery and have no money! Help!

Knee Surgery: I would recommend calling up one of the larger medical centers near you and asking if they have an orthopedic clinic that has a compassionate program. ...Read more

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What vitamins are recommended after knee surgery?

What vitamins are recommended after knee surgery?

Let me explain: If you healthy there is no need to have special supplement after knee surgery.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Muscle loss after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Muscle loss after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Very common: Quad muscle atrophy after knee surgery is very common and often overlooked as a continuing source of problems. Several months of routine thigh strengthening exercises are needed post-op to return to 100%. ...Read more

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Do hospitals give epidurals for knee surgery?

Do hospitals give epidurals for knee surgery?

Yes: But you should discuss with the surgeon what is best for you. ...Read more

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Why am I having muscle spasms after knee surgery?

Normal: I assume you had arthroscopic knee surgery;muscle spasms after knee arthroscopic surgery are both normal and not uncommon. From the surgery itself, the use of a "leg holder" or tourniquet (if used)--muscle spasms will occur. If they continue or become more severe or long -lasting, check w/ your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I need physical therapy before my knee surgery?

Why do I need physical therapy before my knee surgery?

Strengthening: You want to have as much muscle mass and strength prior to surger as possible. You also want as much joint mobility as possible. Thise will put you ahead after the surgery and the rebuilding of the knee function. ...Read more

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What IV sedation is used for arthroscopic knee surgery?

Depends: Usually versed and and IV pain med, but it depends upon what the ortho doc and anesthesiologist are used to. ...Read more

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Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Physical therapy-Yes: Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed physical therapists can help guide the rehabilitation process based upon guidance from your surgeon. ...Read more

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