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How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery does the swelling usually go down?

How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery does the swelling usually go down?

2 weeks: Typically it goes down in the first 2 weeks but it can take longer. If it persists beyond say 6 weeks then it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery will the swelling go down?

How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery will  the swelling go down?

Few days: Usually minimizing the swelling from the procedure is the key performing the procedure in an efficient manor and minimizing the intra op bleeding will minimize swelling also it is important to be off your feet for the first 24 hours to keep the swelling down most of my patient who have an arthroscopic procedure done on thursday have their dressing changed saturday and return to work on monday. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an orthoscopic surgery for a knee meniscus and a repair?

What is the difference between an orthoscopic surgery for a knee meniscus and a repair?

Repair vs removal: Both procedures are completed arthroscopically through small, fingernail sized incisions. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength. Discuss options with your surgeon! ...Read more

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2 weeks after outpatient orthoscopic surgery for medial meniscus tear should I still be concerned about blood clots? Can CT scan show clot?

2 weeks after outpatient orthoscopic surgery for medial meniscus tear should I still be concerned about blood clots? Can CT scan show clot?

Usually not unless..: Arthroscopic knee meniscectomy surgery is a relatively quick, benign procedure. It is performed at times with a tourniquet. Blood clots rarely occur after it. Some people have predisposing factors (smokers on birth control bills, clotting disorders). Keeping the leg active can prevent it as well as taking baby aspirin. Ultrasound evaluation is best for diagnosing a clot. If concerned c your doc. ...Read more

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How long after ACL and meniscus surgery does it take for swelling to go down?

How long after ACL and meniscus surgery does it take for swelling to go down?

Everyone reacts to-: -this surgery in different ways. 1-even the same surgeon has different recover early. Things that may cause more swelling are bleeding, how much was done, & some have a tendency to swell than others, 2-not resting enough, improper use of ice, being to active. Follow Ur surgeon's protocol, in the long run your result should not B any different. Always let surgeon know of any sudden changes. ...Read more

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How can you reduce pain and swelling one month after meniscus surgery?

How can you reduce pain and swelling one month after meniscus surgery?

Post-op complaints: Did you have a menisectomy (removal) or a meniscal repair? - pain and swelling a month after surgery are not unheard of by any means, but it is also possible that you are overdoing it. I suggest you speak with your surgeon and/ or physical therapist about your concerns. In the meanwhile, at home, you can use rest, ice, compression, elevation, tens (if prescribed), and/or nsaids for pain & swelling. ...Read more

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I just got my meniscus repaired a month ago. it has just started popping and now its swelling. is this normal after meniscus surgery?

I just got my meniscus repaired a month ago. it has just started popping and now its swelling. is this normal after meniscus surgery?

No;see your ortho MD: The clicking and popping sounds should be gone, and there should be minimal swelling at one month out. In particular, you should not have NEW swelling. You have risk for an infection. Follow up with your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience swelling after acl/meniscus surgery?

Is it normal to experience swelling after acl/meniscus surgery?

Surg Swelling Normal: Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised elastic wraps. ...Read more

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Aug '12 i tore my meniscus had surgery.My knee is now locking swelling etc. Advice?

Aug '12 i tore my meniscus had surgery.My knee is now locking swelling etc. Advice?

See your ORS: If u are still having problems w/ your knee more than a year after your arthroscopy see your ors.Recurrent meniscal tears or other causes of knee pain/'locking' could be present.A good thorough knee exam is indicated. ...Read more

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Hi i recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL and remove my meniscus on feb 14th. Still have swelling and tightness. Should i be worried?

Hi i recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL and remove my meniscus on feb 14th.  Still have swelling and tightness.  Should i be worried?

NO: You are still i the early stages of recovery from the surgery you described. With time and physical therapy the symptoms should resolve .It cqan take a good 3-6 months to recover fully. ...Read more

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How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

How can I end knee swelling after getting blood clots from meniscus surgery?

Ask the surgeon: The surgeon should have some thoughts on this matter, but be aware that swelling after surgery and/or a blood clot can be very slow to heal and in some cases is permanent. ...Read more

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What is the typical time for knee swelling to go away after meniscus arthoscopic and ACL reconstruction surgery?

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1-4 weeks: It sometimes depends on the type of reconstruction as well as bleeding within the joint. Because of this, it is difficult to predict the amount and duration. Most of these resolve as the body seals and starts to heal. The body also starts to absorb everything over the first month. ...Read more

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I had meniscus surgery three month ago , why still my knee swelling and in pain and since two weeks ago my right knee has pain.It is getting worse.

I had meniscus surgery three month ago , why still my knee swelling and in pain and since two weeks ago  my right knee has pain.It is getting worse.

Depends: It all depends on the type of surgery and the condition of your knee. If you have severe arthritis, then a meniscus surgery may simply have been inadequate. If you had an actual meniscus repair (not that common), then it's possible the repair failed. Also, it's important to rule out an infection. You'll need to see your surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have continued swelling after lateral release , meniscus repair ? Surgery july 9th. Stress fx tibia feb. Not diag. Until may after 2nd mri.

Not unusual: While it's been about 10 weeks since your surgery it would not be unusual to have some swelling related to activites the swelling should go down overnight? I think the swelling would more likely be related to the knee surgery and not the stress fracture you might benefit from some nsaids or even a cortisone injection to bring the swelling down. ...Read more

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Had ACL &meniscus surgery 11 months ago. Knee still has some swelling and still no feeling in portion of my leg. Is this normal?

Had ACL &meniscus surgery 11 months ago.  Knee still has some swelling and still no feeling in portion of my leg.  Is this normal?

Yes, it can be: Arthroscopic acl surgery can cause some mild residual swelling w/ running etc. 11 months post-op. A small area of numbness below the kneecap if the patellar tendon was harvested is also normal.Recurrent swelling that is interfering w/ knee flexion or more numbness than described( esp.W/ meniscus repair)is not ' normal'. See your ors if so. Gl! ...Read more

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Should the swelling be gone? I had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 2 weeks ago, and my knee is still swollen at times. Is that something I should be concerned about?

Should the swelling be gone? I had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 2 weeks ago, and my knee is still swollen at times. Is that something I should be concerned about?

It : It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid in your knee to be absorbed. At two weeks post-operation i would not be too worried about having an occasionally swollen knee. ...Read more

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I am about 7.5 weeks post ACL and meniscus surgery on my right knee and I've been walking w/out brace for 1 week but swelling, should I be concerned?

I am about 7.5 weeks post ACL and meniscus surgery on my right knee and I've been walking w/out brace for 1 week but swelling, should I be concerned?

Probably not: Some swelling after a major knee surgery is not uncommon for a few months. Pl continue with OT/PT and keep walking to enhance your rehabilitation. Feel better ...Read more

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My daughter had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus last Thursday. The swelling in her foot has Progressively gotten worse with pain. What to do

My daughter had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus last Thursday. The swelling in her foot has Progressively gotten worse with pain. What to do

She needs to be seen: The symptoms you have described suggest a possible infection that may be developing- increased swelling and increasing pain suggests that you should call her doctor and have her seen as soon as possible. Using Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) will only mask the symptoms and delay diagnosis. ...Read more