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Knee Surgery (Definition)

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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Is pain in my calf normal after knee surgery?

Is pain in my calf normal after knee surgery?

No: 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. ...Read more

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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'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: 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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why is my ankle still swollen 5 weeks after knee surgery? There's no pain in the leg or ankle, and i'm up and walking just fine.

Why is my ankle still swollen 5 weeks after knee surgery? There's no pain in the leg or ankle, and i'm up and walking just fine.

Swelling : After a major surgery can take months or even up to one year to totally resolve. Consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much weight can you put on a leg after major knee surgery?

How much weight can you put on a leg after major knee surgery?

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

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I have a rash on my leg after my knee surgery that took place december 20?

I have a rash on my leg after my knee surgery that took place december 20?

See your surgeon: There can be several reasons for a rash following knee surgery. Typically this is due to skin irritation, often from the surgical dressing. Best to have your surgeon check it and allow them to assess the severity and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

Whats the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

Physical Therapy: A professional therapist can target the areas that need improvement without increasing the danger of further injury. ...Read more

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Calf Pain (Definition)

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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