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Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

Knee popping and locking after knee surgery?

See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by surgery, and the type of surgery you had, along with post-op duration and course. See your surgeon to re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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Patella pop when bending my knee after ACL reconstruction. Worried?

Patella pop when bending my knee after ACL reconstruction. Worried?

Generally not.: The "pop" may be related to you breaking up some scar tissue, or it could be altered tracking of the kneecap, which should improve with physical therapy. ...Read more

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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

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Pain around incisions after knee arthroscopy?

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Pain around incisions after knee arthroscopy?

A number of reasons: The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, 2) superficial nerves crossing the incision that were cut, 3) the meniscus underlying the incision, 4) the cartilage that is directly deep to the incision. Any of these can be the source of pain. ...Read more

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Knee still hurts 3.5 months postoperative ACL reconstructive surgery ?

Knee still hurts 3.5 months postoperative ACL reconstructive surgery
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Not unusual: You should be doing fairly well at this point you should have minimal swelling and your motion should be fairly normal you should be working on your strength and should be starting to work on some more aggressive activities depending on how you are doing if not doing well, have your surgeon check it out. ...Read more

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Swelling after hip surgery?

Swelling after hip surgery?

Postsurgical swellin: If you have swelling on and/or around the surgical site then completely normal. ...Read more

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Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Lower leg stiffness persisting  several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more

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Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Not particularly. : Most arthroscopic knee surgery is not too painful and can be controlled with mild narcotics, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest. Arthroscopic acl and PCL reconstructions are more painful but still routinely done as outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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Is ankle pain and bruising after ACL reconstructive surgery normal?

Can be: Bleeding will go down the leg and cause bruising sometime to the foot. Swelling can cause ankle pain also. If you are very swollen see your surgeon to exclude a DVT blood clot. ...Read more

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How should my knee feel after ACL reconstruction? Stiff?

How should my knee feel after ACL reconstruction? Stiff?

Yes: Depending on the the time frame after, did you do adequate therapy, any other complications are factors in determining recovery. ...Read more

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I have a sharp knee pain below knee 3.5 weeks after ACL reconstruction surgery. Is this normal?

I have a sharp knee pain below knee 3.5 weeks after ACL reconstruction surgery. Is this normal?

Surgical site: This may be at the surgical site. See your surgeon to clarify this pain. ...Read more

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Knee infected after meniscus operation. Did ortho botch it?

Knee infected after meniscus operation. Did ortho botch it?

No: Unfortunately, albeit a small risk, uncommonly, infection is a well known risk to knee arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery for plica?

What happens during  arthroscopic knee surgery for plica?

Arthorscopic surgery: In arthroscopic surgery the surgeon looks 360 degrees around the entire knee. If the patient has a plica the surgeon would incise it with an instrument. That being said i would anticipate that the plica is a secondary diagnosis and not the prime reason for the surgery. ...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 ?

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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Pain and stiffness after ACL surgery?

Pain and stiffness after ACL surgery?

Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery i would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Should my knee be sore after playing football after meniscus removal surgery?

Should my knee be sore after playing football after meniscus removal surgery?

Sore knee : Some soreness is not uncommon, but soreness that does not resolve with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medicines needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?

3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?

Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember to ice, do gentle range of motion exercises and begin early strengthening as directed by you surgeon and carried out by your physical therapist. In time, the noises will resolve as you recover. ...Read more

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Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had knee arthroscopic surgery 7 weeks ago for a trimming of my acl and scar tissue removed under kneecap. Painful locking when walking normal? HELP

I had knee arthroscopic surgery 7 weeks ago for a trimming of my acl and scar tissue removed under kneecap. Painful locking when walking normal? HELP

No: Not normal really. I would discuss directly with your surgeon and he will likely know the cause of your symptoms. Hopefully will resolve, but hard to say with out knowing more what the specific issue is. ...Read more