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Extreme Bruising After Arthroscopy And Lovenox
Had shoulder stability surgery 12 days ago having extream pain and bruising on elbow been taking aspirin entire time to prevent blood clot?
Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more
Not normal: If you have not seen your doc in a while go back to make sure you don't have an infection. How bad was pain before surgery? Is it better now? ...Read more
Didnt rest after arthroscopy of the knee for plica removal, could i have injured my knee by doing this? have pain and discomfort 9 weeks post op.
Physical therapy now: While a short course of rest after any surgery can be helpful, in orthopedics typically physical therapy is appropriate when there hash't been a significant fracture. Therefore even though it's nine weeks postop,a course of PT with strengthening of the quads, stretching of hamstrings and a focus on core muscle conditioning is appropriate. See your surgeon to discuss this and other options. ...Read more
Dvt 4 days after knee surgery. On Coumadin (warfarin) and lenovox. Should i stay off my feet or move around more?
Probably ok: To walk. As long as you are on anticoagulation therapy, risk of embolization is small. Must get ok from your orthopedic surgeon also. Less risk of post phlebitic syndrome if you use medical grade compression hose for 6 months to 2 years. If you do physical therapy, for your knee, probably not good to massage the leg where the DVT is present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long aft arthroscopic surgery (2 weeks ago)for medial meniscus tear should I be concerned re blood clots? Calf pain immed after surgery but no more.
2 weeks.: Generally speaking, after about 2 weeks, you're out of the woods, as far as developing blood clots. However, we have seen patients develop them 2-3 weeks after surgery, but that's extremely rare. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery i would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more
Dvt in calf after ankle arthroscopy. Was on xarelto after surg and compression device used during surgery. Why did i still clot? Need to be concerned?
Yes: Significant DVT after an ankle arthroscopy is unusual but it happens. Trauma, immobilization and hematological considers are causes of clotting (virchow's triad). See a hematologist to make sure you do do have an underlying condition that makes you prone to clotting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had arthroscopic ankle debridement & modified brostrom 7 wks ago. Feel pain in ankle when full weight bearing. Is this normal? How long?
Yes: 7 weeks is not that far out for foot and ankle surgery. Since you had surgery on something that you walk and bear weight on, pain, soreness, and swelling can occur for several months...sometimes even 6 months. Soreness is definitely to be expected at this point. I would say that any remaining sharp pain should begin to improve during the next few weeks. Also, make sure to see your surgeon too. ...Read more
Pins and needles hours after lumba puncture, heavy knee's the next morning...head feeling okay. ?
How long should pain and swelling last after laparoscopy including diathermy and mobilisation of appendix?
Varies: Not quite sure what you are describing when you say diathermy and mobilisation of appendix. Im guessing you had a laparoscopic appendectomy. Pain and swelling after this procedure can vary depending on degree of inflammation and also every patient recovers at different rates. I tell patients that on average expect 3-4 days of pain that requires meds, but this can vary greatly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started squats in the gym 6 weeks after meniscectomy and debridement for OA. 2 hours post workout something was catching in knee. Cause for concern?
No more squats: Until you confer withthe surgeon who performed your knee surgery. Meanwhile, baby the knee. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
What causes numbness and tingling in the leg and foot after having arthroscopic knee surgery? I just had knee surgery May 12 a lot of swelling
Varies : There are a number of potential causes. Among the more common are: related to the use of a tourniquet around the time of surgery, related to the peroneal nerve at the fibular head, or even a sciatica from the back among numerous other pisdibilities. I would make sure your surgeon is aware and follow their recommendations. ...Read more
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more
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