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Knee hematoma after knee surgery?

Knee hematoma after knee surgery?

Can be normal?: You haven't really given much information here. Minor hematomas can be normal and managed with heat, compression and observation. Larger ones may need draining. I strongly recommend you se your surgeon sooner rather than later to avoid unwanted complications! ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hematoma (Definition)

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I was diagnosed with knee hematoma, aspiration was done 4times .Bandaging and comlete rest was advised.1 month have passed, now I have folding problem. ?

I was diagnosed with knee hematoma, aspiration was done 4times .Bandaging and comlete rest was advised.1 month have passed, now I have folding problem.
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There is problem ?: To have hematoma in the knee for that long time it mean to me we you have problem is not addressed, please ask your doctor if he could run and x-ray and MRI on your knee. Let me know. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a severe knee hematoma from a kayak crashing on knee 2 weeks ago.. It was size of cantoloupe. Some blood was drained. Large n painful still. ?

I have a severe knee hematoma from a kayak crashing on knee 2 weeks ago.. It was size of cantoloupe. Some blood was drained. Large n painful still. 
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See a doctor: If you have had a knee trauma and it is still swollen and sore you should have plain films and an MRI to rule out a serious injury such as a fracture or internal derangement of the knee like a ligament or meniscus tear. If you have had it drained and it is still not right, you need to go back for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Fell 10 days ago and knee hematoma. Still some swelling. Is it dangerous to car travel for hours? Could i get blood clot? Maybe wrap it in ACE bdg?

Ice ; elevate: If the hematoma is resolving should not be a problem traveling. You should take breaks when you can to move your knee and icing can still be helpful. ...Read more

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Treatment for knee hematoma and femur lateral condyle bruise with minimal effusion?

REST: Apply ice try and rest, it will take a little time for the bruised bone to improve. Hematoma may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Severe knee hematoma in knee from accdnt 2 weeks ago. Mri and xray neg. Doc - mnths for normal. Speed recovery tips? Heat, anti-inflam, elev what else?

Compression : If you are icing, elevating, taking anti-inflammatories and it is taking a while for the hematoma to go away it means that you are not getting good circulation to the area. One way to improve this is to use a compression wrap or stocking on and off. When you compress the area it will help the fluid go away. When you take it off cells will circulate to help remove the excess fluid. ...Read more

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Fell on knee 15 days ago. Dr. Said xray ok but hematoma. Knee woun d healed but have little lump. Is this normal. Does it take awhile to go?

Yes: It is good that the x-ray shows no fracture. The bump is a remnant of the bruise from the injury. It can take awhile to go away. Be patient. ...Read more