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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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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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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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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