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Calf Muscle Pain After Knee Surgery
Dad had arthroscopy knee surgery week ago. Post surgery he is having pain in calf muscles. Is this unusual or associated with the post surgery?
Check for a clot:
Pain in calf muscles can be seen after arthroscopy but its imperative that you call your surgeon. He will send you to an er immediately to rule out the presence of a clot. Clots can be fatal if left untreated.
Go to er if you can't contact your surgeon. Its better to be safe than sorry! ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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.
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I had arthroscopic knee surgery 5 days ago and for the past 3 days I have had extreme pain in my calf and foot. I went to the ER yesterday but the ult?
Blood clot?: Pain in the calf that goes into the foot with swelling could signal a DVT. (deep vein thrombosis). This is unusual after knee arthroscopy, but certainly possible. Hopefully the ER did an ultrasound of your calf and leg to evaluate for this. If not, please see your surgeon urgently. ...Read more
I've had reconstructive knee surgery but lately the interior portion of my knee into my calf has been hurting. It hurts to touch, bend, straiten, etc?
I had knee surgery about a year ago and since then I have had to wear a knee brace every day my knee hurts all the time and my calf stays swollen up?
See details.: This is obviously not a normal result from what I assume to be arthroscopic surgery. You should not still need a brace and should not be in pain. Calf swelling can be secondary to phlebitis or the rupture of a popliteal cyst among other causes. Get a 2nd opinion. I would strongly recommend a new MRI if you have not recently had one done. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a blood blister on my calf? I had knee surgery and the cast gave me a really big blood blister on my calf.
I had knee surgery 2 weeks ago and my foot feels like an ice cube why? My calf also hurts a little bit, but not red hot or swollen could it be a dvt?
Ice cube foot: Any of the things you are describing should be evaluated by your surgeon sooner rather than later. Especially since your calf also hurts. Call right away and head for an er if your surgeon should be unavailable. Good luck. ...Read more
I had an arthroscopic knee surgery to remove the plica. When I press my tight muscle, I will feel sharp pain. It has been ongoing since day 1, 11 mar.
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I would not use this after routine knee surgery. ...Read more
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
Feeling pain in my thigh muscle when pressing it or at sitting position. Is it normal after arthroscopic knee surgery for removal of plica? It's day 6
Yes, fairly normal: This is most likely from edema related to the surgery. The edema and injury from the surgery to the area just below your quads can cause significant edema and actual short term structural changes leading to some discomfort. Give it about two weeks and discuss with your ortho if it does not improve. Hope that helps! ...Read more
How to reduce swelling and muscle stiffness near knee joints and ankle joints after removing cast after knee surgery?
Had knee surgery (arthoscopy)to remove PVNS 2 months ago. Lifted large sofa today, now my knee and thigh is hurting (throbbing, muscle pain, weak)?
Knee Pain: Even with you previous knee problem and surgery you should initially take care of this like it is a new injury. Use protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Over the counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) or antiinflammatory such as aleve may be helpful. If not 100% in a couple of days would followup with your Ortho Surgeon. ...Read more
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
My infected knee implant was removed (fifth time) replaced with temporary knee insert 5 years ago. The insert has moved. The insert is painful and wearing me down. I can't put weight on that leg. I have been unable to face full knee surgery again. I g
Very tough situation: Unfortunately, if the spacer has moved, it will continue to move and erode bone. Since you are young, some options may include repeat knee replacement (assuming the infection has been eradicated) or fusion, in which the knee is made stiff. People can usually walk with a fusion, with minimal pain; however, sitting is difficult because the knee doesn't bend. ...Read more
Had microfracture knee surgery a week ago. My knee isn't swollen but the foot of the surgery leg is really swollen. Suggestions? (i'm ttwb w/ imoblizr
Typically, if you're toe touch weight bearing after knee surgery on right leg can you drive? Or how long till you can.? . (microfracture surgery)
No: Toe touch weight bearing status indicates that you cannot drive. ...Read more
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?
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
Why is my knee and leg so tired from walking I just had knee surgery and the surgeon removed 15 to25 pieces of torn cartilage behind the kneecap.
Had arthroscopic knee surgery 4 days ago. Anytime my leg isn't elevated (ie, walking with crutches) my toes, foot turn blue. How long does this last?
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
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..
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
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?
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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