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How long will a knee be swollen after ACL and meniscus surgery typically?

How long will a knee be swollen after ACL and meniscus surgery typically?

Generally 3-6 weeks: Not all knee injuries are the same, but most knees demonstrate a progressive reduction in swelling over the 3-6 week range after reconstructive surgery. ...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 long does arthroscopic knee surgery take to heal? I had scar tissue removed and a ACL Lateral Meniscus trimmed? But I did a squat and popped pain

How long does arthroscopic knee surgery take to heal? I had scar tissue removed and a ACL Lateral Meniscus trimmed? But I did a squat and popped pain

Varies: It varies, arthroscopic knee surgery describes the approach used, but not the exact surgery done once inside the knee. Did you have a complete ACL tear? If a meniscal tear is trimmed, recovery usually about 2-4 weeks, if ACL reconstructed then 8-12 weeks, if ACL torn but not reconstructed, you may have persistent instability. Let your surgeon know about the incident you are describing. ...Read more

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How to deal with pain on knee after ACL and meniscus surgery?

How to deal with pain on knee after ACL and meniscus surgery?

Ask Ur surgeon: Most surgeons have their own protocol 4 post op pain, & u should b asking him/her. General things as elevate, ice, rest may help. It depends how far out u r from ur surgery. But don't b bashfull ask your surgeon for help. ...Read more

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My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes I loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl. ...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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I cannot straighten my knee, I had knee surgery several years ago, ACL and meniscus. Could I have damaged more meniscus? Can I avoid another surgery?

I cannot straighten my knee, I had knee surgery several years ago, ACL and meniscus. Could I have damaged more meniscus? Can I avoid another surgery?

Maybe not....: An acute inability to straighten the knee often results from a torn meniscus, or a "loose body" within the knee. In addition to a good examination, you would need xrays and perhaps an MRI scan. If this is longstanding, but you are functional and pain-free, perhaps an exercise regimen would be all you need...You need to see an orthopaedic knee specialist... ...Read more

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I am having knee surgery (acl replacement and meniscus scope) and I am allergic to hydrocodone. What should I expect?

I am having knee surgery (acl replacement and meniscus scope) and I am allergic to hydrocodone. What should I expect?

Different painkiller: You should discuss the signs of your reaction to hydrocodone with your anesthesiologist, who, based on the other information about your health and input from surgeon will formulate anesthesia plan dor you, that will include the postoperative analgesia. You are not alone and there are suitable alternatives. ...Read more

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I have had 3 knee ACL ops on left knee. I now have a dual band ACL but no meniscus after my last surgery in 2007. I can't run. Is meniscs trnsplnt rt?

I have had 3 knee ACL ops on left knee. I now have a dual band ACL but no meniscus after my last surgery in 2007. I can't run. Is meniscs trnsplnt rt?

No: Menus cal transplants have not worked well so far. The mist important treatment is quadriceps muscle strengthening, weight control, avoiding further injury, and joint conservation techniques. ...Read more

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Do I need ACL surgery? Recently I had a surgery on my meniscus, and the surgeron told me my ACL was gone. My knee has feels like it's going to give out on me and it feels very unstable.

Do I need ACL surgery? Recently I had a surgery on my meniscus, and the surgeron told me my ACL was gone. My knee has feels like it's going to give out on me and it feels very unstable.

Yes most likely: The acl is not needed for inline activities; it is needed for twisting/turning/changing directions. The symptoms of recurring instability, like you don't trust the knee or it gives out, is the indication for surgery. If the knee continues to give out over time, other structures will be damaged, like the meniscus, and the risk of arthritis increases. I would suggest you see a acl surgeon. ...Read more

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I had ACL surgery 2 yrs ago and I have bad pain on the inside of my knee. Meniscus wasn't repaired.?

I had ACL surgery 2 yrs ago and I have bad pain on the inside of my knee. Meniscus wasn't repaired.?

Meniscus=NotRepaired: By surgery. Only tears/pieces removed which may get trapped in narrow joint spaces & further compound cartilage damage. A likely better approach: combine Nutrasense glucosamine+chondroitin (molecular building blocks of cartilage, US produced) twice daily plus guidance from a physical therapist experienced in Robin McKenzie methods of teaching people how to recover function better than surgery. ...Read more

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6 months after an ACL surgery and meniscus repair and knee is still unstable? What could be the reason? Thanks

6 months after an ACL surgery and meniscus repair and knee is still unstable? What could be the reason? Thanks

Knee instability: Depending on how long you were immobilized after surgery, you may have weakness in the affected limb/knee and should be going to or have gone for Physical Therapy. If it is still unstable, have a repeat MRI to make sure the surgery was performed properly and that the ligament has healed properly. ...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?

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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I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will I be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will I be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

Maybe: Depends primarily on the size, type and location of the meniscal tear. The torn cartilage may block your motion or simply cause too much pain when trying to bend the knee. ...Read more