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Can't Bend Knee After Surgery
Common: Common, not normal. See your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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You will get better: In general, because of swelling and post operative pain, the range of motion of the knee is limited. As the knee heals from the surgery and as the selling goes down, the range of motion of your knee will improve. You will need physical therapy to complete the recovery. You will get better. You did not give how long since the surgery or the time since so the answer given here is a general answer. ...Read more
Likely Yes: If you have had an injury and cannot bend your knee, something may be stuck inside. If not getting better on its own, sometimes a quick outpatient surgery is the only way to get it going again. I would see your orthopedist sooner rather than later with a stuck knee. Don't let it go. ...Read more
I'm having sharp pains on the right side of (L) Knee. When I bend my knee I cant bend all the way and locking up to. I had surgery last yr. It hurts.?
Evaluation: You should be evaluated to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
After knee surgery, what's the best way to build my quads back up as I can't bend my knee very much at the moment?
If I damaged a ligament can it heal it self or do I have to get a surgery. I can't bend my leg all the way it hurts on the right side of my knee.
It is a possibility: That it will heal by itself. Ligaments are in every joint and their function to create an orthopedic stability. They are relatively elastic and can lengthen under stress and then return to their original shape. Good rest, moist heat, otc anti-inflammatory and passive physical stretching will be helpful. If the condition is not improved in one week, see your health care provider. ...Read more
Weeks: It could be weeks before you get full range of motion back but you will want to exercise it. ...Read more
Had open knee surgery last tuesday & got my cast removed this monday. How do I get my knee to start bending again? It's very stiff & won't really bend
Talk to your surg--:
Eon as he would know best what he did and how everything went. At this stage, pain would limit your knee bending, but continue as he advises. Pt would be helpful, if he advises at this stage. Heed his advise.
Pain at this stage, after the surgery, is to be expected.
Good luck. ...Read more
Mcl changes length: Depending how your surgeon fixed the mcl, the ligament itself has a couple areas that change length as you flex or bend your knee. Keepin it straight. For 2-3 weeks will keep those areas from stretching out and will allow you to heal the repair. You should be able to do a straight leg raise to keep your quad muscle tone. ...Read more
Discuss with surgeon: Knee motion expected and allowed after surgery depends specifically upon the surgery performed. Only your surgeon and treatment team can tell you what to expect with regards to pain and how much motion is allowed. Please check with your team for the answer to this question. ...Read more
Tkr 3 wk ago. Only 80% bend. Why does back knee feel so painful since day 1 surgery. Confused-- did they cut things back there? : (
Postop: A tkr is exactly as described, a "total" replacement of the knee, so it is normal to feel pain in the front, back, sides - all parts of your knee. Depending on the technique, there may have been cutting of structures in the back of the knee. Blood clots are always a possibility after a joint replacement so be sure to follow-up with your surgeon. ...Read more
My (L)knee gave out & making cracking noises and hurting on the side and swelling up cant bend it straight that much. I had surgery last yr on it.?
Orthopaedics consult: You need to visit an orthopaedic surgeon. Try not to bear weight on your injured leg, use crutches if you have them and visit the orthopedist as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed with chondromalacia. My knees pop when I bend them, so I am afraid to exercise. If they pop does that mean I need surgery? I have pt nextweek
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?
Depends: Many types of conditions are treated arthroscopically. Please ask your surgeon on your limitations and rehab protocol. They may have restrictions on range of motion and weight bearing depending on what was done. ...Read more
I have recently had an ACL surgery 5months ago and I am starting to experience knee crackles every time I bend it. Is this normal?
I had knee surgery in dec and I recently woke up in excruciating pain. I can only bend my knee to 90 degrees. Could I have pulled something?
More info needed...: I'm not sure what kind of knee surgery you had, but there's always the possibility of complications with any surgery. If you had a ligament repair, it's possible that ligament could have torn again. If a piece of your meniscus broke off, it could be locking your knee and preventing you from flexing it all the way. I recommend seeing the doctor that performed your surgery to get it checked out. ...Read more
I have a miniscus tare in my left knee had surgery on right knee for same thing I can feel it getting worse when I bend and then try to stand u?
I bend my knee then straighten my leg it hurts really bad for about a minute where I can't walk, I had surgery below the knee bc MRSA could that be y?
See Ortho: If the pain is in your knee, then an orthopedist should evaluate it & you for the source of problem. Lower leg surgery / infection might cause pain upward, not too likely, but ortho can evaluate this as well. ...Read more
Can't bend knee past 90 degrees after Osteochondral Allograft knee surgery (4 weeks post op) should I be concerned?
Ask your surgeon: Too many variables to give adequate answer in this forum. Call your surgeons office today and ask the staff about expectations. As a surgeon, I want to hear about concerns my patients may have. Good luck. ...Read more
My left knee has a torn cartilage which is really painful. I can't fully bend my knee when I lie down. Popping and locking as well. Surgery or not?
Has torn cartilage been confirmed by an MRI? How long have you had symptoms? Have other treatments been tried, and did they help? If you have a torn meniscus that is causing significant pain, swelling or locking, then knee arthroscopy, a "scope, " can be helpful to remove or repair the torn meniscus. If I can help, then join my care team & virtual practice at
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Had a knee scope to clean out scar tissue 3 weeks ago and I still can't bend my knee past 70 degrees w/o tightness and pain. Do I need more surgery?
PT: You should already be involved in aggressive PT to rehab your knee. Consult your treating orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Why does knee fluid become solidified 1 week after laprascopic surgery? It would not drain today when my doctor tried to drain it. I can't bend it.
I did ACL reconstruction surgery bk in 2010 until now I can't bend my knee full like before, I feel pain inside my knee, I hear sound when I bend it?
I have a 'paralysed', dropfoot, are there any other surgery done instead of make all joints stiff, it lockes my knee, can't bend. Must lift from hip if do s?
Acl and mcl tear 9/2014, no surgery. Now having some mild knee pain, fullness and can't bend all the way. Normal inflammation? Brace help?
Not normal: An injury that old typically will have healed by now. There may however be some scar tissue, or adhesions. They may cause irritation and limited motion. That could cause the swelling. A brace will not help. Have it evaluated by your doctor. You may need physical therapy. Alleve may help with the symptoms. ...Read more
Had knee surgery 4/26/17. Now my knee is swollen up & warm to touch and running fever. Can't bend it back and puffy looking. Can't put pressure on it.
Go to ER now: There is a high probability that you have developed an infection in the knee joint. This could lead to septic arthritis and major complications if not treated in time. Go to ER immediately as you may need IV antibiotics and possibly a joint washout ...Read more
Just had Knee surgery 2 weeks ago. Knee is swollen up & warm to touch, running fevers, chills, can't bend it back, & it's puffy. Can't sleep good either?
Think of infection: You have symptoms of infection that may be related to your recent surgery. Be checked now. All the best. ...Read more