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Calf Pain After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more
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
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
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
What is causing all the funny sensations down my leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery? Can doing squat tear something in knee?
If it's done right-: -after the scope, meaning while there is still some fluid present, a squat can cause the capsule 2 rupture, usually @ the superior pole or closest 2 your head @ the top of the knee. The squat compresses the volume of the joint space so the high increase in pressure in the fluid will rupture, usually @ a portal site. May discolor, but harmless unless fever, chills & increased pain. ...Read more
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?
I had arthroscopic knee surgery two mths ago ended up getting blood clots. Now my leg is starting to have seizures what would cause that?
May: Discuss with your ortho or evaluation by neurologist ...Read more
What causes numbness and tingling in the leg and foot after having arthroscopic knee surgery? I just had knee surgery May 12 a lot of swelling
Varies: There are a number of potential causes. Among the more common are: related to the use of a tourniquet around the time of surgery, related to the peroneal nerve at the fibular head, or even a sciatica from the back among numerous other pisdibilities. I would make sure your surgeon is aware and follow their recommendations. ...Read more
I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and now have electrical shocks in the lower leg? Explain. Along with numbness and tingling in the ankle? Help
Likely normal postop: There are many factors that can contribute to post-op lower extremity altered sensation after knee scopes. These factors include the type/length of procedure performed, use of a nerve block, positioning of your leg during the procedure, and use of a tourniquet during surgery. Your symptoms may persist for several days or even weeks post-op. Allow time to resolve your symptoms. ...Read more
What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?
Scar tissue: It is possible that after having the arthroscopic surgery burning discomfort could be as a result of them having placed a steroid medication in your knee after your surgery. It could also be at the sites where the portals were created causing some burning in the skin during the healing process. ...Read more
Mild shortness of breath. No chest pain or leg pain/swelling. Arthroscopic knee surgery past. Monday, aspirin therapy since. Healthy 34 yo female.?
Be seen: I would sure be seen, especially if you have not had problems with shortness of breath before. It could be as simple as a little fluid overload from the fluids you got in surgery, but a pulmonary embolus from a blood clot is potentially life threatening and has been reported after elective knee surgeries. Let your surgeon know. ...Read more
I had arthroscopic knee surgery on jan. 16 I have since developed a rash on my leg that hurts when pressure is applied to that area. Should I worry?
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.
Depends.: Depending on what you do and what was done, your return to work can range from a week to 6 weeks. If the meniscus is resected and not repaired, there are typically no significant activity restrictions post-op. However, if the meniscus was repaired, typically this requires some bracing, protected weightbearing, and that may restrict on what you need to do to work. ...Read more
Can someone re injure there knee after arthroscopic knee surgery from doing a squat? I did one and heard and felt a loud excruciating popping? Help
Absolutely: Suggest you follow up with your orthopedist ...Read more
You can walk the day of surgery.
Most people will feel good the first day from the local anesthetic and medicine injected at the time of surgery. The medicines wear off by day two and three. You can still walk but it becomes more sore. By day 3-4 the worst swelling occurs and this is the worst days for some. Usually swelling decreases after this and walking gets better each day after. Keep icing! ...Read more
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Variable: 3-6 weeks usually depending on what was done. Go to pt. ...Read more
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
Possible, but.....: Is it possible that one is an investment banker and drive from li to nyc directly from the surgical suite after taking oxycodone, weave in and out of cars (no traffic at 2pm), avoid getting pulled over by cops, almost causing an accident/ /multiple injuries/fatalities on the way, in order to get to that meeting because one feels that it's crucial to be at the meeting to close a $1b deal? Sure. ...Read more
2-3 days: From personal experience probably 2-3 days for an uncomplicated meniscal tear. For a more complicated repair, it depends on the extent on the problem. ...Read more
Physical therapy ++: You'll certainly need to build up the muscles that attach to the knee (quads, hamstrings, calf muscles etc), and do a lot of specified therapy by a well trained sports physical therapist. But when, or if, you should go back to playing football will be related to what type of football, what level of play, what procedure u had, how well u recovered: in other words, what the 'orthopod' says. ...Read more
What causes the stiffness and discomfort after arthroscopic knee surgery is done for repairing a torn meniscus?
To muscles, tendons, joint, meniscus and bony surfaces!
the tissues are stretched, cauterized, and bruised. ...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 long do it take for the scar tissue to breakup and dissolve. After arthroscopic knee surgery on the minicus?
A long time: Some people lay down more scar tissue than others. This can lead to stiffness and slower recovery. "breaking up" scar tissue is trying to stretch it out so it doesn't impede progress. This can take months and may not be complete. ...Read more
Yes: Knee arthroscopy is only a tool for us to take care of a specific problem in the knee. If we suspect a tear in the meniscus, a knee arthroscopy can be used to fix the problem. Unfortunately, sometimes the pain is coming from other sources such as hamstring tendinitis caused by weak quad muscles. In that case, the knee arthroscopy would not help. Or you may have arthritis that would also not help. ...Read more
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
Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more
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