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Doctor insights on: Complications After Meniscus Surgery

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I just had meniscus surgery. What could be complications that arise from it?

I just had meniscus surgery. What could be complications that arise from it?

Usually few: There are a few minor complications. Swelling is very common, usually a 1-2 % chance of infection. A DVT or blood clot in the calf may also occur. This presents with aswelling and pain in the calf. ...Read more

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What are common meniscus surgery complications?

Swelling: Swelling or fluid in the knee is most common minor complication after meniscus surgery. Its easily drained by your surgeon. Other complications are recurrent tearing of the meniscus, persistent pain, infection, bleeding, joint stiffness or loss or range of motion, and damage to neurovascular structures are remotely possible. Some of these complications may require addition surgery. Overall, meniscus surgery has a very high success rate. ...Read more

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Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Knee Problems : You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections. Why ? At age 35 you are young to have degenerative changes. Complications covers a lot of things and usually implies that things didn't go as planned. If you have pre-existing arthritis then you are going to need to deal with that. Are you overweight? Really we need more information. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of meniscus surgery?

What are the benefits of meniscus surgery?

Many: If you have a meniscus tear that has is symptomatic, i.e. Pain, swelling, locking up or catching, or causing your knee to give way then surgery is a great option to remove the torn meniscus making it stable and getting you back to symptom free function. ...Read more

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What amount would a meniscus surgery cost?

What amount would a meniscus surgery cost?

Tough to answer...: In the usa orthopaedic surgeons fees for that procedure are typically around $800. The expensive part of the surgery is the hospital cost, anesthesia, etc. And it can be substantial i.e. greater than $8k if you dont have insurance. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after meniscus surgery?

Only your surgeon : can tell you what is best for you. We do not know the important details such as your weight, level of fitness, degree of injury to your meniscus, etc. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a meniscus surgery?

Improvement: Depending on the type of tear you have, your doctor will elect to remove the torn meniscus or fix it. If it is removed then your recovery should be quick-back to sports within a couple of weeks. If you have it repaired then you are looking at 6 weeks of walking with a brace on then a dedicated pt protocol that would get you back to high level activities around 4-6 months. ...Read more