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

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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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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Dr. David Schleimer
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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


Dr. Rupesh Parikh
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How long does it take for swelling to go down after knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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How long does it take for swelling to go down after knee replacement surgery?

Monitor: If swelling is worse or has pain associated with it you should get checked out immediately for a blood clot as it can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

Dr. Brian Chimenti
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very little swelling that resolves in a matter of days. More significant surgeries including ligament reconstruction may take weeks to months to resolve swelling. The presence of arthritis also increases the recurrence of swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

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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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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When will knee swelling go away after knee surgery?

Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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How do I know when will knee swelling go away after knee surgery 7months ago?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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How do I know when will knee swelling go away after knee surgery 7months ago?

Not normal: Knee swelling this long after surgery is not normal even though you did not mention the exact nature of the surgery. Let the surgeon reevaluate your knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Lots of swellinf after a recent knee surgery. Is this swelling usual or a possible sign of infection?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I still have swelling in my knee after a arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus from a year and a half ago. How do I get rid of it? Is it bad?

Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Knee swelling: It is possible you have some persistent irregularity or some arthritis, further tearing, or synovitis /inflammation. Check with doc if still locking for you. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
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7 days after knee surgery I have pitted edema in my left interior ankle. Bruising and swelling are normal from procedure. Should I consult my doctor?

Dr. David Earle
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7 days after knee surgery I have pitted edema in my left interior ankle. Bruising and swelling are normal from procedure. Should I consult my doctor?

Yes: And ask you should be heckled for a blood clot of the deep veins (DVT). I'm sure ypu'll be fone, but call today. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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