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Is it normal to have a swollen left foot after a ACL repair?

Is it normal to have a swollen left foot after a ACL repair?

Possibly: Assuming that surgery was performed on your left knee, it is not unusual to have dependent swelling in the same limb. Inform your surgeon. ...Read more

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Acl Reconstruction (Definition)

Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more


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Is it normal that a year after arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus i still have major pain?

Is it normal that a year after arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus i still have major pain?

Not usually: The pain after a meniscus repair usually resolves within 6 weeks. If the pain is persistent, a further workup may be necessary. Perhaps even a repeat mri. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my knee to be tingling after an MCL tear reconstruction?

Is it normal for my knee to be tingling after an MCL tear reconstruction?

it can be: It depends on what was done and how long you are following surgery. If you are in first few weeks following surgery it could related to a number of things, all likely to resolve with time and healing. If it is late, it could represent sensory nerve entrapment and might need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Yes: This is common after this type of surgery. Popping that causes no pain is benign and can be ignored. Sometimes "popping" originating at the knee cap is due to muscle atrophy and improper tracking...This will get better with physical therapy. If you have concerns contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen foot after getting a cast off?

Is it normal to have a swollen foot after getting a cast off?

Initially Yes: When cast is on there is less room for swelling, when cast is off then it will take advantage of the freedom and swell for period of time. ...Read more

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After a stroke is it normal to have my foot swollen ?

After a stroke is it normal to have my foot swollen ?

Very possible: After a stroke often one side of the body can be weaker and that side usually will have that swelling you speak of, this is because the muscles are not working as they used to as they become somewhat paralyzed. (sometimes it isn't so bad, other times it can be.). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen leg after spraining my knee?

Is it normal to have a swollen leg after spraining my knee?

I would make: Sure you do not have a clot in your calf, if there is swelling in the leg. This should be reported to your md immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have numbness from a femoral hernia repair after a year has gone by?

Is it normal to still have numbness from a femoral hernia repair after a year has gone by?

Yes and No: Numbness after inguinal and femoral hernia repair is common. However, the duration of numbness in and around the groin and inner thigh are dependent upon a key factor. That is, whether or not your surgeon purposefully divided a small nerve branch. Some surgeons do this to avoid the much worse complication of chronic pain. If your surgeon divided your nerve, you will always have numbness. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen foot after getting a tattoo?

Is it normal to have a swollen foot after getting a tattoo?

Tattoo: it's especially abnormal to get a swollen foot from a tattoo in your arm. I would be worried even if the swelling was in a foot that got the tattoo ...Read more

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I tore a ligament in my ankle 6 weeks ago, is it normal for it to still be swollen?

I tore a ligament in my ankle 6 weeks ago, is it normal for it to still be swollen?

Yes: Ligamental injuries are thought to have three phases. An acute injury or inflammatory phase, a regenerative phase and a tissue remodeling phase. It is not uncommon for these injuries to take months to heal to their maximal function. In short, yes, it could be considered normal for your ankle to still be swollen. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a Charlie horse after a torn meniscus surgery?

Is it normal to have a Charlie horse after a torn meniscus surgery?

Post meniscus: Most patients experience some postop calf pain , spasm , cramping. Try gentle stretching or use of heat for 10 min. They typically resolve by the time u r walking normally , usually by 3-4 weeks after surgery ...Read more

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I have swelling in my foot and leg after a bypass surgery. Is it normal?

I have swelling in my foot and leg after a bypass surgery. Is it normal?

Foot swelling: Lower extremity swelling not unusual after saphenous vein harvesting. May need support hose, get wound checked to be sure no infection. ...Read more

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If still having pinch weakness in my sprained thumb 1 week after injuring, does it indicate my ligament is ruptured, or is this normal for a sprain?

If still having pinch weakness in my sprained thumb 1 week after injuring, does it indicate my ligament is ruptured, or is this normal for a sprain?

It depends: It all depends on the severity of the injury and physical examination to suspect a rupture. Acute and subacute pain (caused by a sprain or strain) can inhibit the muscle action and cause weakness. Visit your doctor for an evaluation and advance imaging if needed. Hope this helps, www.Otwithmd.Com. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen left foot after a ACL repair?

Possibly: Assuming that surgery was performed on your left knee, it is not unusual to have dependent swelling in the same limb. Inform your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had ACL reconstruction on friday and my foot is cold, kind of numb and swollen. I've been moving it when not doing cpm. Should i go back to hospital?

I had ACL reconstruction on friday and my foot is cold, kind of numb and swollen. I've been moving it when not doing cpm. Should i go back to hospital?

Call Surgeon ASAP: There can be many explanations, but some are serious. If you had a nerve block, residual numbness can be normal. Try loosening the bandages. If the foot remains cold, it could represent an injury to the arteries and should be evaluated quickly. ...Read more

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I had acl reconstruction and meniscus repair. Pain and swelling in knee was typical. No swelling at all in foot until ten days later. Is this normal?

I had acl reconstruction and meniscus repair. Pain and swelling in knee was typical.  No swelling at all in foot until ten days later. Is this normal?

Yes and no: It is not terribly uncommon for patients who have knee surgery to have swelling that then begins to track down into the ankle and foot. That being said, there are also people who have knee surgery that develop a blood clot, which can potentially be life threatening. So I would let your surgeon know immediately and follow his recommendations about whether your postoperative course is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can flat foot be made normal curve foot, am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Can flat foot be made normal curve foot,  am very prone to ankle injuries and in last year august had a ACL reconstruction surgery am overweight also?

Flat foot: The best solution is to see a podiatrist and get orthotics made. There may be a need for an ankle brace , but that will be part of your evaluation when you see him/her. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had acl reconstruction surgery on my left knee Oct 2014. I recently started experiencing pain in my left arch after running a mile. Help?

I had acl reconstruction surgery on my left knee Oct 2014. I recently started experiencing pain in my left arch after running a mile. Help?

ACL recon: 22 year old lady s/p ACL reconstruction. What method did your surgeon use? Patellar tendon, Achilles allograft, hamstring? Rest, ice your foot until pain free then return to your running activity. Compress with an ACE and elevate if swollen. If any significant bruising or continued pain see MD. This is a sports injury probably not related to your ACL recon however you can discuss w/MD ...Read more

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Hello, Had an acl reconstruction with hamstring 1.5 years ago. skied yesterday and today knee is painful going up/down stairs. not swollen. retorn?

Hello, Had an acl reconstruction with hamstring 1.5 years ago. skied yesterday and today knee is painful going up/down stairs. not swollen. retorn?

Likely not..: The only way you can re-tear an ACL is with an injury that you will compare to the first time you tore the ACL. It is not uncommon for someone even at a year out to have some pain after athletics. Remember, you likely have not skied since prior to the surgery so this is a new stress on your knee. If a knee swells it is a bad sign; yours in not so don't worry, but see your MD if it persists. ...Read more

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Can ACL reconstruction screw up a nerve that causes foot pain? Oct 2013 I had it done and I still get really painful sensations in the foot sometimes

ACL Surgery: It is unlikely that your intermittent foot pain has been caused by ACL reconstruction in 2013. If a nerve was damaged at the time of surgery, the symptoms would be continuous, not intermittent. Some patients can develop a condition called chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) after lower extremity surgery. It is more common in females with lower extremity trauma. Recommend evaluation for this ...Read more

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I've had ACL reconstruction and the foot on that leg tingles and hurts really bad. Nothing else is bothering me, no pain in the knee. What could the reason be?

May need more time: Depending on how long it is after acl recon, you can have pain in e foot due to gait not being normal. If the acl tear was a result of a fall, you may have also injured your foot, and now that knee is less painful you maybe feeling the pain in the foot. Best to discuss it with your surgeon and have an x-ray done. ...Read more

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I had ACL reconstruction with a pat graph, I am having pain when I do heel slides, any bending of the leg. Feels like it is on fire. ?

When your patellar: Tendon is used for aclreconstruction, it is normal to havepain and even a sensation of burning as you move thw knww for the first week or two. If this persistes past that point, you should speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had right leg ACL reconstruction 3weeks ago (hamstring graft). Now I have nerve pain. Sharp shooting pain when inside of leg pressed + inside leg, shin, ankle hypersensitive and burning on touch?

I had right leg ACL reconstruction 3weeks ago (hamstring graft). Now I have nerve pain. Sharp shooting pain when inside of leg pressed + inside leg, shin, ankle hypersensitive and burning on touch?

Saphenous nerve?: Sounds like a sensory nerve on the inside part of your knee might be irritated. Should improve with time. If if doesn't, consider seeing your orthopedist and a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?

Variable: Protocols vary a great deal, but typically the meniscus needs about 12 weeks to heal before aggressive range of motion and strengthening can begin. Typically 6-8 months before return to cutting sports is required. ...Read more

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After ACL repair, will I be able to climb stairs normally, jump, run or dance again?

After ACL repair, will I be able to climb stairs normally, jump, run or dance again?

Yes: Results of acl surgery are generally good but are influenced by overall condition of knee. Associated cartilage damage or unsalvageable (unrepairable) meniscal tearing do definitely adversely affect outcome. In the patient with an isolated acl tear without associated damage 90 some % will return to an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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I had my Acl reconstruction left knee(arthoscopic) done on 7th july.23 july night: i was having severe pain in my left knee.is it normal and how long?

If of sudden onset: Get 2 C Ur surgeon right away. This is about time U could have a serious infection. U should C him/her now, especially if it is has not been getting better since surgery, or is steadily getting worse. ...Read more

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25 days after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair,I hear my knee pop and crack when I bend my knee . Is this normal ?

25 days after ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair,I hear my knee pop and crack when I bend my knee . Is this normal ?

Knee discomfort: I would expect this to be present after reconstruction but I would certainly pass it by my Ortho ...Read more

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I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?

I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?

Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you a re concerned talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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28 yr-old had ACL repair 10 years ago, and has felt leaning and off-balanced since a second surgery 5 yrs ago, and hopes to find a cure.....?

28 yr-old had ACL repair 10 years ago, and has felt leaning and off-balanced since a second surgery 5 yrs ago, and hopes to find a cure.....?

Full ortho eval: Initial radiographs would need to include weightbearing views: Bilateral standing AP, PA Rosenberg, full extension lateral and bilateral sunrise views. If any hint of poor alignment noted, then proceed with full hip-knee-ankle bilateral mechanical axis views to determine where weightbearing line from center of femoral head to ankle crosses at the knee joint. This will help determine if an osteotomy in such a young patient is indicated or should be considered. After imaging and a full examination for motion strength, and laxity, an MRI would help finalize any plans for potential surgery by delineating the degree of any cartilage or meniscal and ligamentous pathology. With history of hyperextension, a definite concern is whether posterolateral corner (LCL, popliteus and popliteofibular ligament) is also involved or injured/loose. ...Read more

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Is it bad to soak in a hot tub after ACL repair?

Is it bad to soak in a hot tub after ACL repair?

Hot tub: Ask your physician, but should be ok if the wounds are completely healed. ...Read more

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How many weeks of physical therapy are needed after ACL repair?

How many weeks of physical therapy are needed after ACL repair?

It depends: It depends on a host of factors. Some important factors are the pre- surgical condition of your quads and hamstrings, your overall general conditioning, whether this was an isolated injury or whether other structures (e.G pcl, medial meniscus, etc.) were also injured, amount of post-op swelling. There are many others. Range often as quick as 10 weeks or as long as 6 months. ...Read more