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Fluid In Knee After Surgery
What is synovial fluid joint pain I had a lot of fluid removed from my knee after having surgery can you have too much fluid removed from your knee?
No: The joint should not have any appreciable fluid in it normally. Fluid can be there from many reasons. Arthritis can cause fluid. Also surgery can cause some bleeding in the knee which can cause the fluid to build up. The fluid makes the joint stiff and makes it hard to get a good quad function. ...Read more
What surgery will they do if your knee knee goes to the side when walk, pop/lock up and has extra fluid in it?
Extensor mechanism: Soundslike you may have patellofemoral instability (kneecap slips out of place).If you have failed aquads rehab./bracing program surgical options depend on your anatomy and severity of instability. Lateral release, lateral release w/tibial tubercle ostetomy, and/or medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction are surgical options. Best of luck! ...Read more
My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?
The sooner: The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck. ...Read more
I had knee surgery, mensick tare, 3 weeks ago and they have already pulled 45cc of fluid & blood off and it has swelled up again.?
The complication rates for arthroscopic meniscectomy range from 0.5% to 1.7%.
Complications of this procedure may include nerve or blood vessel damage, bleeding, infection, stiffening of the knee joint.
If you don’t have infection the other stuff will calm down, brace and medication usually will take of it. ...Read more
Large inflamed bursa on the front of knee for 2 years & have been waitlisted for surgery. Knelt down on it & it popped. Any danger from fluid in body?
Depends: Fluid on the knee can represent some inflammation that might be treated with medications and ice, but also could represent infection or prosthesis loosening. If simply treatments like and ice and ibuprofen do not resolve the problem….it is probably best to get rechecked by your surgeon. ...Read more
Fluid on knee waiting for surgery ankle swollen now advice for the control of the fluid as it's causing knee and ankle to give way?
Will bone spur on my knee require surgery? I have a spur on the my knee, fluid has started to build up and the pain is excrutiating. I have to see a ortho. Dr. What are the chances surgery will be required and what does the after care consist of?
A "bone spur" is a symptom of another process. On its own, it is not a problem. Most of the bone spurs we see around the knee are from arthritis.
Arthritis can be managed without surgery for many people. You can try things like bracing, physical therapy, injections, anti-inflammatories, heat, ice, creams and rubs, and glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate. If you cannot manage your symptoms without surgery, then some form of knee replacement can be helpful. You may or may not be a candidate depending on your age, weight, mobility, and general health.
Other causes of knee pain, unrelated to the spur, include meniscal tears, acl tears, ligament tears, and various benign growths. Only very rarely do cancers occur around the knee and they are more common in adolescents, though still rare.
You are correct that you need to see an orthopaedic surgeon. He/she should be able to answer your questions once you have been fully evaluated. ...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.
My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?
No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever.
The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more
Had arthroscopic knee surgery 3-4 months ago and knee keeps filling with fluid. Have had it drained 3 times and 3 cortisone shots, nothing working.?
I had back surgery L4 L5 S1 & I also have fluid in my knee with some tearing all due to a fall at work. I'm gaining lots of weight & what to exercise?
I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee almost a month ago but it seems to be filling up with synovial fluid, shoulde I go back to work or wait until I see the dr.?
Post op effusion: Call your doc. She can assess whether your post operative effusion is of concern. ...Read more
I just had arthroscopic knee surgery and all the fluid from my knee pooled down in my calf and around my ankle and is causing numbness in the foot?
Compartment syndrome: It is unlikely that the fluid went down your leg. It is more likely that you are having a vascular complications from the surgery and you should go to your emergency room immediately for an ultrasound examination. There's a condition called compartment syndrome which is a surgical emergency. ...Read more
New grandbaby born july 29has spina bifida has movement in hips knees lot of fluid on brain. Shunt today. L4membrane. Surgery on july 30. Prognos?
I've has 4 knee surgeries in a year. One brink PkR and most recently patella alignment. After 5 week I begin to build fluid and constantly ice?
Rsd: Your orthopedic surgeon is probably very happy, see pain specialist, stop doing nonsense surgeries ...Read more
I have had 2 knee surgeries on the same knee. 2 meniscus and a lateral release. These were 10 years ago. I now have fluid around the knee and it is al?
You need an evaluat: You need an evaluation. The fluid in the knee maybe not related to your previous surgeries but it may be related to some other process and needs to be clarified. You may need to see a rheumatologist or an orthopedic physician ...Read more
Seek Consultation.: You will be best off seeking consultation with an orthopedic surgeon who will evaluate your situation. Only after complete history and physical examination (sometimes imaging also) will he/she be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Online consultants can only speculate. Best wishes. ...Read more
Cannot: May be able to unload joints using unloader braces. This will not permanantly correct the problem. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis. Surgical correction generally includes gradual correction with an external fixator. Acute correction can lead to nerve problems. In older adults with degenerative disease, knee arthroplasty is performed. ...Read more
No: You are done growing at that age so no nonsurgical treatments will change your bone and me alignment. The bigger question is are you having problems with it? There is a variation of normal among people in unless you're having problems I would not worry about it. If you are having difficulty you should seek an orthopedic surgeon and a major surgery would be required to realign your legs. This is usually not necessary. ...Read more
It depends: On the joint and the amount of stiffness you had before in the joint, it could take from few weeks to month. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is the cause, then depending on the severity, knee replacements can be done to correct this. I recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor to determine the next step. ...Read more
Quad strengthening: Exercises are KEY!! Leg lifts, quad contractions, and light weight on a leg press machine to start. Work up to higher weights gradually. Biking, treadmill and rowing can all help build your quads. ...Read more
Doctor: See your pcp to undergo an evaluation. ...Read more
I do, complex:
Knee reconstructions are very complex and should be done by an experienced surgeon familiar with the latest techniques. When done correctly and with a well-directed and compliant patient, the results can be very satisfactory.
The patient should be well-prepared as it is a very difficult recovery. The pain, although significant at times, can be controlled with cutting edge techniques. ...Read more
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
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