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Bruising After Knee Surgery
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 moreGet help now ›
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
I had arthoscopic knee surgery a month ago. My calf muscle is very tight and hurts when i walk. I now have 2 big bruises on the back of my leg.
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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 moreGet help now ›
Depends: If you mean from a cardio standpoint it depends what kind of knee surgery you had. You should be asking your orthoedic surgeon this question as he/she may want to be restricting your activity. They may not want you running if you have some wear and tear issues in your knee. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Did your surgeon: give you instructions on how to take bath? I would avoid taking shower until you get clear instructions from them. You could in meantime do a sponge bath until you hear from them and keep the knee dry and don't wash it. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. ear loose fitting pants as long as there is swelling noted to prevent excessive pressure on the operative limb. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Check with your doc: While the wound may heal well enough to submerge it in water in a week or two, there are many factors here. It is best to seek more advice from your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Depends: Swelling from knee surgery is common and the length of time it takes to go down depends on how extensive the surgery was and what was repaired. Best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon to give you the best answer for your specific condition. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Depends: Depending on the type of cartilage procedure, rehabilitation can vary. Some cartilage procedures like microfracture or oats or aci will require a period of non-weightbearing and range of motion program, while others such as chondroplasty will not require crutches during the postoperative period. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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