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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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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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How do I prep for knee surgery?

How do I prep for knee surgery?

The best you can: The preparation for knee surgery will vary depending on the surgery. However, in general, the stronger the leg the better the recovery. Therefore, a strengthening program from the core to the ankles would be helpful. In addition, flexibility or motion of the knee and hip is important. I also recommend having ice packs ready as they will help with pain management and swelling after surgery. ...Read more

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What should I do before knee surgery?

What should I do before knee surgery?

Physical therapy: There are, of course, many types of knee surgery performed. Before surgery is even considering, a course of conservative or non-operative treatment including physical therapy is strongly recommended. Even if surgery is recommended, pre operative therapy can help get your knee and thigh and leg muscles in better shape- this will help you recover quicker from your surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need knee surgery?

How do I know if I need knee surgery?

Specialist: Find a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in knees. Have a thorough exam. If surgery is needed, get a second opinion to confirm! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

Not sure what: The question asks... Was your knee surgery bad? Knee pain issue? Please re-pharse your question so we can help. Sorry I can't be more help ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee surgery?

What is the definition or description of: knee surgery?

Surgery of the knee: 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 amenable to other interventions. ...Read more

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Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Extremely rare: Yes, but extremely rare. The risk of any surgery carries with it danger in the use of anesthesia, including heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, infections and blood clots. The risks are rare, but they increase with the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Could you give me tips for preparing for reconstructive knee surgery?

Could you give me tips for preparing for reconstructive knee surgery?

Physical Therapy: If you are planning to have any type of reconstructive knee surgery, ask your surgeon to refer you to physical therapy ahead of surgery. A therapist can is a tremendous resource for you. ...Read more

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Should I have knee surgery? Pros and cons? Have had xrays. Nothing found.

Depends: X-rays alone cannot always diagnose a problem. I would not jump into any surgery unless the surgeon has a good sense of the pathology or problem. An MRI or ct scan might give more information to the surgeon and to you for good decision-making. ...Read more

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How is healing from shattered knee surgery?

How is healing from shattered knee surgery?

It is very difficult: You said it is shattered knee, this means healing will be difficult and the scaring will be high and the result will be not as good. ...Read more

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Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by surgery, and the type of surgery you had, along with post-op duration and course. See your surgeon to re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

Motion and therapy: Internal scar formation can occur after significant injury or surgery. If the scar formation cannot be overcome with standard motion and strengthening surgery (and perhaps local steroid injection), an arthrscopic lysis of adhesions may become warranted. Discuss options with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there any poses in Bikram that should be avoided or altered if had knee surgery? If so which and how.

Are there any poses in Bikram that should be avoided or altered if had knee surgery? If so which and how.

Yoga poses: I'd avoid poses that aggregate the knee too much. If the pose hurts, don't do it. It's hard to give too detailed information, I'm not sure exactly what you had done. ...Read more

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What is arthroscopic knee surgery?

What is arthroscopic knee surgery?

Camera assisted work: Arthroscopic knee surgery involves operating on the knee to remove, repair, or replace different injured structures without making big incisions. A small 1/4 inch incision is made first and a small camera the diameter of a pencil is inserted into the knee to look around. The inside of the knee is observed on a tv screen while the procedure is carried out through additional small incisions. ...Read more

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Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Not particularly. : Most arthroscopic knee surgery is not too painful and can be controlled with mild narcotics, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest. Arthroscopic acl and PCL reconstructions are more painful but still routinely done as outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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What is arthroscopic knee surgery like?

Knee arthroscopy: This is a procedure that is minimally invasive with a lot done through 2 small incisions: work on meniscus, loose bodies, and various cartilage procedures. Some arthroscopies are also done to reconstruct a torn acl or correct patellar tracking. Usually full weight bearing immediately, crutches for a few days, improved pain, and return to function in a few weeks, depending upon procedure done. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain after knee surgery?

What can cause back pain after knee surgery?

Altered walking: I see this fairly often and it is usually do to a change in the way a person walks after the knee surgery. They will tend to favor the operated leg and this will cause excessive strain on their other joints including their back. Usually when the knee gets better and the walking improved the back pain gets better too. ...Read more

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Does arthroscopic knee surgery ever not work?

Does arthroscopic knee surgery ever not work?

Yes: Knee arthroscopy is only a tool for us to take care of a specific problem in the knee. If we suspect a tear in the meniscus, a knee arthroscopy can be used to fix the problem. Unfortunately, sometimes the pain is coming from other sources such as hamstring tendinitis caused by weak quad muscles. In that case, the knee arthroscopy would not help. Or you may have arthritis that would also not help. ...Read more

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How long does arthroscopic knee surgery last?

It Varies : If you have a meniscus tear only, once you trim the tear, you many not ever have any future problems. Due to the loss of a portion of your shock absorber, however, you may develop secondary arthritis in the future which means the cartilage on the ends of the bones can start to wear down. This may take years or decades to happen if it happens at all. ...Read more

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What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery?

What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery?

Knee arthroscopy: The various anatomical sites within the knee are inspected including but not excluded to the articular cartilage lining of the patella, trochlea, medial and lateral femoral condyles, medial and lateral tibial plateau, medial and lateral menisci, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, the synovial lining. ...Read more

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When will knee swelling go away after knee surgery?

When will knee swelling go away after knee surgery?

Once inflammation su: All trauma to the knee causes swelling and surgery is one type of trauma; sweeling usually goes down as the muscles around the knee regain tone and strength and as the infalmmationgoes down. ...Read more

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What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery procedure?

Scope: Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where a small camera and small instruments are used to evaluate and repair the knee. This is generally done using 3 small stab incisions around the knee cap. It is beneficial for cartilage, meniscal and some ligament injuries in the knee joint. It is a safe procedure with a low overall complication rate. ...Read more

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What should I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?

What should I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Quick Recovery: A sore and swollen knee for a couple days. Use crutches as needed for the first couple of days. Use ice readily over the first few days, and start early full range of motion early to reduce swelling and prevent stiffness. Minimize standing and walking until swelling and pain resolve. If swelling gone and range of motion normal, normal activities are allowed usually at 4 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me.
Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy.

Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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Will my dr have ne wear a brace after my knee surgery?

Will my dr have ne wear a brace after my knee surgery?

Call and ask: Whether you need a knee brace after your surgery depends on what type of knee surgery you are having, and what the surgeon's protocols are. Best to call the office and ask. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for arthroscopic knee surgery?

Days to weeks: Depending on the findings, it could take days to weeks to improve. Most arthroscopic cases allow you to walk immediately. I recommend no running or jumping for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to avoid stiffness after knee surgery?

I'm wondering how to avoid stiffness after knee surgery?

Move: Some people are scar tissue formers. The best way to prevent the scar tissue from causing a problem is moving the knee. Sometimes this hurts and the key is to push the knee into the "discomfort range" often. Ice after motion/stretching sessions for 10 minutes. Move and stretch often. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more