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Knee Popping After Meniscus Surgery
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
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
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
Popping: Simple advice. Popping with no pain -- no treatment needed. Popping with pain -- needs further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
Typically 4-6 weeks:
Most routine arthroscopic meniscus procedure take about 4-6 weeks for
Usually you are wlaking well within a few
but it usually takes 4-6 weeks to rehab
so you can resume activities and sports. ...Read more
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
Nothing special: You going to have some pain in the knee and use crutches for few days, the knee will swell for a while. ...Read more
Quard exercise: Try to exercise your muscles around the knee to keep in shape that make recovery go faster. Thank you. ...Read more
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
It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their job. Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks. ...Read more
Had knee surgery a year ago to have meniscus removed, why would the knee still hurt pop and lock up?
30 yr old man, had knee surgery 14 months ago for meniscus, what would cause poping and pain to continue?
I just found out I have two torn meniscus in the Same knee on each side of the knee is surgery necessary?
Symptomatic: If you have no symptoms of locking, catching, or swelling, I would probably treat with observation. ...Read more
What should I do if i had a meniscus surgery on my right knee about 3 months ago and my knee still hasnt healed?
Repair vs debrided?: If you underwent a partial removal of the torn portion of the meniscus (partial mensicectomy), your recuperation period would generally be quicker than if you underwent a repair of the torn meniscus (meniscal repair). Jogging is routinely allowed by 3-4 months after meniscectomy, and after 4-6 months when it is repaired. Underlying arthritis (cartilage loss) would also slow your recovery. ...Read more
Why can't I flex my knee I had meniscus repair after 3 weeks of surgery? when will I be able to gain flexibility?
What to do if I had meniscus surgery in 2008 and I was never alble to run very much after. I would come home and my knee?
Be seen: I would certainly recommend you be seen in followup. There may be good treatment options for you. For example, one of the reasons a person may have an unsuccessful surgery for a torn meniscus is if they have quite a bit of underlying osteoarthritis that still causes problems despite surgery. A non surgical treatment known as viscosupplementation can help some of these patients. ...Read more
My husband has multiple meniscus tears in his knee how long will he be off work after surgery since there is more than one?
Meniscus: Multiple tears vs single tear should not impact recovery time. If tears are trimmed/cleaned up, recovery is very rapid since bad tissue is removed and nothing has to mend. Not uncommon to be back to work within a few days (depending on type of work). Rarely at your age, tears need repair/stitching. In that case recovery much longer as the meniscus needs to heal. Can take 6 weeks or more. ...Read more
I had meniscus surgery 7 months ago. Yesterday I felt sideways and hurt that knee, is really swollen, hurts in the side Did I injury meniscus?
Wait and see : ice elevate modify activities for a period of time such as two weeks. If pain persists especially pain with twisting or deep squat then seek evaluation. Sometimes with a fall or direct blow a bone bruise can develop and can cause short lived symptoms that would improve with time and conservative care. ...Read more
Last year I had surgery to correct a knee problem diagnosed as plica in the meniscus but am having the same simptoms could I have reagravated it?
Yes: Please talk to your orthopedist.You can easily have reinsured the meniscus. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of having a meniscus displacement tear of the root? Is surgery the only options? I have slipping and instability of the knee.
Symptoms can vary: Your symptoms can range from nothing to mechanical with or without pain. Mechanical symptoms can present as having a sense of catching or locking as if something is getting stuck. Some can get a sense of instability. Depending on your symptoms and age a variety of interventions can be tried ranging from nonoperative to operative. Based on your symptoms surgery would be recommended. ...Read more
I was born with discoid meniscus, I had surgery this year: (June) sauerizsation and stabilization (lateral). I'm having PT but my knee keeps locking ?
No: A meniscus can heal on its own. This typically occurs in the first 6 weeks or so after injury. However, some tears become asymptomatic and can be managed with injections and physical therapy. If pain and swelling persist despite nsaids, pt, rest, injections, then usually a surgery is warranted depending on how much arthritis is in the joint. Speak to your ortho surgeon for more detail. ...Read more
No: Painful popping is concerning and needs a repeat evaluation by your surgeon. Non painful popping or crepitus is normal phenomena and is not concerning at all. ...Read more
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