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Dr. Michael Patney
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Knee hematoma after knee surgery?

Knee hematoma after knee surgery?

Can be normal?: You haven't really given much information here. Minor hematomas can be normal and managed with heat, compression and observation. Larger ones may need draining. I strongly recommend you se your surgeon sooner rather than later to avoid unwanted complications! ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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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


Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified, sports medicine
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I had athroscopic knee surgery, ACL recons. And meniscus 5days ago. Ankle is now swollen and bruised, i believe hematoma. It is very painful. Danger?

I had athroscopic knee surgery, ACL recons. And meniscus 5days ago. Ankle is now swollen and bruised, i believe hematoma. It is very painful. Danger?

Hematoma: Following acl surgery especially if your own (autologous) bone patellar tendon bone graft is taken swelling, bruising in the ankle is not uncommon. Just make sure that you are not having any sharp calf pain where a doppler ultrasound would be helpful to be performed to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Bruce Prager
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Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Depends: If you mean from a cardio standpoint it depends what kind of knee surgery you had. You should be asking your orthoedic surgeon this question as he/she may want to be restricting your activity. They may not want you running if you have some wear and tear issues in your knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Did your surgeon: give you instructions on how to take bath? I would avoid taking shower until you get clear instructions from them. You could in meantime do a sponge bath until you hear from them and keep the knee dry and don't wash it. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Please help, how much pain will i be in after getting knee surgery?

Please help, how much pain will i be in after getting knee surgery?

Depends: Depends on the type of knee surgery, tolerance of pain, pathology being treated, past medical health, nutrition status, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. James Shapiro
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. ear loose fitting pants as long as there is swelling noted to prevent excessive pressure on the operative limb. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Gallagher
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Dr. Robert Purchase
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How soon can you go swimming after reconstructive knee surgery?

How soon can you go swimming after reconstructive knee surgery?

Check with your doc: While the wound may heal well enough to submerge it in water in a week or two, there are many factors here. It is best to seek more advice from your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

Depends: Swelling from knee surgery is common and the length of time it takes to go down depends on how extensive the surgery was and what was repaired. Best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon to give you the best answer for your specific condition. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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