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How To Stop Swelling After Miniscus 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My husband had meniscus repair surgery about 3 to 4 weeks ago and he is still having alot of pain in his knee. It recently popped and is swelling.
Go back to surgeon: He has to go back to the surgeon right away ...Read more
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?
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
2 yrs after meniscus repair. Having sharp pain, not lessened by OTC drugs/ice. Swelling persists since surgery for entire 2 yrs/ xray showed nothing.
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.
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
you might benefit from some nsaids or even
a cortisone injection to bring the swelling down. ...Read more
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
What is the typical time for knee swelling to go away after meniscus arthoscopic and ACL reconstruction surgery?
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
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?
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?
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
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. It's really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Acl surgery about 15 months back, again 3 months meniscus tear on interior took MRI and doctor said it's ok to continue soccer, but pain n swelling?
Pain& swelling notok: If it is painful and swollen then something is not rigth and to cont to play on it is less than a good idea you should re discuss with your surgeon or seek another opinion. ...Read more
I still have swelling in my knee after an arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus from a year and a half ago. How do I get rid of it? Is it bad?
I'm 20yrs old guy, after meniscus repair surgery & rehab. After 1 year can I be back to my high intensity exercises or should I stop them permanently?
Ask your ortho:
I would think you should gradually work your way up. I am not sure how you obtained the tear but don't damage your outcome.
Ask your ortho doctor how best to recover and if you have any limitations. All the best. ...Read more
After DVT, with the swell ever go away, in my leg and can my orthopedic, tell me, if I still have DVT. I had surgery for torn meniscus.
DVT: The swelling may never go away. Hard to tell. Somewhat depends on an individual basis. Your doc should be able to order a venous doppler to evaluate the DVT. ...Read more
Clicking locking: Clicking locking pain and swelling.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fit 59 y o f : parrot-beak tear post horn of medial meniscus. Swelling / pain intermitt x 5mo. Recs for specific nonsurg options — exercises?
Unlikely that non surg will do it here with a parrot beak tear which is unlikely to heal on its own
Discuss arthroscopic surg with your orthopedic surgeon it is pretty likely to help a lot. ...Read more
9 weeks post meniscus repair. Was doing great and began to use it more. Pain has returned and now swelling. Do I hurt it?
I have a sprained meniscus and is very painful have swelling as well. Dr have me a shot told me to ice it for 20min 3 times a day. It is still painful?
Can a medial meniscus displacement get worse if nothing is done? Does swelling cause increased pain? Please help
Yes to both possibly: Meniscal tears can certainly get worse as the tear propagates or continues to catch at the torn edge against the moving surfaces of the femoral and tibial joint surfaces. The swelling is the knees normal response to injury. Swelling causes the pressure sensitive fibers within the joint capsule to send pain signals to your brain. Most, but not all, mensical tears eventually requireintervertebral. ...Read more
I've torn my ACL and meniscus and I was working out then it just started swelling and bothering me at the back does this mean I re tore something?
Not necessarily: This could be caused by over stretching one of the ligaments, not necessarily a tear. It could also represent a hamstring injury or even a popliteal cyst at the back of the knee called a Baker's cyst. Of course, it could be more meniscal damage or tear. Rest it, avoid aggravating activities, ice it. If the swelling and pain persist after a few days, see your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more
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