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My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes i loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes i loose balance. Did I have a re tear?

Need knee evaluation: There are a number of possible causes of knee "popping" and a feeling of loosing balance. Your doctor should evaluate your knee to determine the exact cause. If you didn't have an injury to the knee, you probably didn't re-tear the acl. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery for a meniscus tear about 2 months ago. I am still having popping, locking, and giving way. I had this before surgery also help?

I had knee surgery for a meniscus tear about 2 months ago. I am still having popping, locking, and giving way. I had this before surgery also help?

Locking not normal : 2 months after arthroscopic knee surgery it is still normal to have some discomfort and mild swelling which can produce popping. As a surgeon, I get concerned if my patients still have locking 2 months after surgery. Although it can still occur from chondromalacia (cartilage irregularities especially under the knee cap), I offer my patients a repeat MRI to look for loose pieces or a retear. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my knee for my meniscus about a year ago it will be a year in October but for the pass week in a half I have be having pain in my knee and a popping feeling?

I had surgery on my knee for my meniscus about a year ago it will be a year in October but for the pass week in a half I have be having pain in my knee and a popping feeling?

Meniscus injury: if you sustained a new injury to the knee, you may have torn the meniscus again. If not, could be less serious. Would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I just had surgery on my left knee for a torn meniscus, my right knee is popping now? Ideas?

I just had surgery on my left knee for a torn meniscus, my right knee is popping now? Ideas?

Popping: Simple advice. Popping with no pain -- no treatment needed. Popping with pain -- needs further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I had arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a lateral meniscus tear. But I was doing a squat and felt popping right there could I have torn my meniscus?

I had arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a lateral meniscus tear. But I was doing a squat and felt popping right there could I have torn my meniscus?

Yes: Yes, it is possible that you tore your meniscus again, particularly if it was not yet fully healed. There are other possibilities as well. I would certainly let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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How can you feel after knee meniscus surgery?

How can you feel after knee meniscus surgery?

Sore 1-2 wks: I tell my patients to take it easy for the first 3-4 days, elevate to heart level, ice a lot and limited walking around for the first week so that it doesn't swell early on. Pain can be moderate first week. Generally much better 2nd weeks pretty good by week 3-4. I inject cortisone week 4-6 if not significantly better. ...Read more

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Can I treat a meniscus/knee injury without surgery?

Can I treat a meniscus/knee injury without surgery?

Yes, possibly: Not all meniscus tears are the same, and asymptomatic tears do not require surgery. If a tear continues to be bothersome, blocks motion or significantly inhibits normal activities of daily living despite an adequate course of nonoperative management (rest, ice, elevation, and a graduated physical therapy program), then arthroscopy to repair or debride the tear becomes warranted. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after knee meniscus surgery?

Typically 4-6 weeks: Most routine arthroscopic meniscus procedure take about 4-6 weeks for recovery. Usually you are wlaking well within a few days but it usually takes 4-6 weeks to rehab so you can resume activities and sports. ...Read more

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Why is my knee still swollen a week after my meniscus surgery?

Why is my knee still swollen a week after my meniscus surgery?

Post surgery healing: It has been said that it takes almost a full year or more for your body to fully heal after a surgery. 1 wk post surgery swelling is normal. Watch a video demonstration some time on a meniscus surgery. Lots of manipulation, insertion, removal, suction, etc is done throughout the surgery; eventhough the finished product looks nice, neat and clean, recovery is still going on below the stitches. ...Read more

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