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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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?
Popping: Simple advice. Popping with no pain -- no treatment needed. Popping with pain -- needs further evaluation and treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
It depends: If your pain is from a meniscus tear then surgery by a skilled orthopedist is usually very successful. Most people are significantly improved in weeks.
Nothing special: You going to have some pain in the knee and use crutches for few days, the knee will swell for a while.
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.
Had knee surgery a year ago to have meniscus removed, why would the knee still hurt pop and lock up?
Recurrent tear: There is a possibility that you have a recurrent meniscus tear. I suggest that you have a repeat MRI with ia gadolinium (dye injection in joint). This makes the test more sensitive.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
What should I do if I had a meniscus surgery on my right knee about 3 months ago and my knee still hasn't 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.
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