calf pain after 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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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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Dr. Mark Sacher answered:

Is pain in my calf normal after knee surgery?

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Calf pain is not normal after knee surgery. I would go back to your orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. You can possible have a blood clot in your calf after surgery. If you have asleep venous thrombosis that could be life threatening.
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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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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.

Leave it be

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Now that the irritation (cast) is gone, it will likely resolve on its' own. Good luck!
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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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I would be concerned about a blood clot. You should get checked with a venous Doppler study asap
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Dr. Thomas Inwood answered:

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?

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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
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

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?

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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.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

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?

Be careful

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This could minor or could be major problem. Minor problem could be some muscle strain or superficial inflammations. The major problem could be you have phlebitis. Check it out as soon as you can. Happy new year.
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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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