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

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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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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How long for swelling to go away from Plica knee surgery?. I have a month already and it hurts to walk.

How long for swelling to go away from Plica knee surgery?. I have a month already and it hurts to walk.

Different: You should have gradually improving swelling and pain over time. If the pain is persistent or worsening, then follow up with your surgeon. This could be completely normal for you, since everyone's different, but, as an example, postoperative infection is one potential problem after surgery. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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 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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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Lots of swellinf after a recent knee surgery. Is this swelling usual or a possible sign of infection?

Yes and no: It depends on the reason for swelling. 1- infection means germs in the area causing the swelling and pain and redness and fever if you have those means you infection, if you do not have those symptoms most likely swelling after the surgery. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
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Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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Had arthroscopic knee surgery 2 mos ago but fell 2 days ago, and painful swelling, could I have reinjured it?

Had arthroscopic knee surgery 2 mos ago but fell 2 days ago, and painful swelling, could I have reinjured it?

Yes, but probably no: I tell all my patients how to protect their knees after surgery often with bracing and/or crutches. My guess is that most fall at some point in the early postoperative period. So you are in good company. It really spends on two things: what exact surgery was performed, and how bad was the fall? You should check with your surgeon to see how concerned he or she is. A quick check alleviates anxiety. ...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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