calf pain after arthroscopic knee surgery

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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

How normal is calf pain after arthroscopic knee surgery?

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Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.
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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?

Not always normal

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Although calf pain can occur after knee arthroscopy, the concern is the potential for a deep venous thrombosis otherwise known as a blood clot. You need to contact your surgeon and have him evaluated for the potential of a blood clot. It is not necessarily a clot however you should check this. This is done with an ultrasound.
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Dr. Greg Hicken answered:

Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Not particularly.

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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.
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Had arthroscopic knee surgery 2 mos ago but fell 2 days ago, and painful swelling, could I have reinjured it?

Yes, but probably no

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I tell all my patients how to protect their knees after surgery often with bracing and/or crutches. My guess is that most fall at some point in the early postoperative period. So you are in good company. It really spends on two things: what exact surgery was performed, and how bad was the fall? You should check with your surgeon to see how concerned he or she is. A quick check alleviates anxiety.
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Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

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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
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Had arthroscopic knee surgery 4 days ago. Anytime my leg isnt elevated (ie, walking with crutches) my toes, foot turn blue. How long does this last?

Can last 1-2 weeks

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Body reacts to surgery in leg in many different ways sometimes as you have described. The surgical dressing if a bit tight can cause these symptoms as well. Speak to your surgeon if of concern or worsening.
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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?

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What part of leg has rash? Near the knee? Is it red & hot as well as tender? Any fever? See orthopedic surgeon who performed arthroscopy for evaluation to rule out joint infection or cellulitis at puncture sites.
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Dr. Raj Sinha answered:

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

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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.
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Is calf pain normal after arthroscopy of knee?

Not usually

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Calf pain and swelling may be concerning for a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, aka DVT). Let your surgeon know you are having these symptoms and they will likely need to see you immediately for evaluation and may order a scan of your leg Occasionally, you may get soreness in the muscle belly of the calf. If you have chest pain or shortness of breath, go to the emergency department immediatel
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Dr. Jeffrey P. Ng answered:

i have a hematoma after a knee arthroscopy and its red now after 20 days from the surgery and its covering all my leg is that normal?and how to treat

Time to see your doc

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Hematomas after surgery need to be addressed with the ortho who did the procedure. I am sure your ortho wants to you to see him 1-2 weeks after the operation. You are having a problem, so go see him.
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