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Doctor insights on: Knee Still Hurts After Meniscus Surgery

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After meniscus surgery should your knee still hurt when you go back to work?

After meniscus surgery should your knee still hurt when you go back to work?

No it should not: Unless you have other problems, like arthritis in the knee or got back to work early or you have heavy duty job require a lot of bending or twisting of the knee. Good luck.

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Had knee surgery a year ago to have meniscus removed, why would the knee still hurt pop and lock up?

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.

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I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus about a year ago, and my knee still hurts if I am active for too long. Shouldn't it be healed by now? Or is there another problem?

I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus about a year ago, and my knee still hurts if I am active for too long. Shouldn't it be healed by now? Or is there another problem?

May just be arthriti: Its common to have articular cartilage wear in the knee called osteoarthritis. Meniscus pain is sharp & acute, common with twisting and squatting. Arthritis pain is usually a dull achey pain with first getting up, after long periods of activity, at night at the end of along day, with stair climbing, rising and sitting, getting on and off the toilet. Xray shows space lose. See you doc try injection.

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I had meniscus surgery a year ago and my knee still hurts most of the time. Now my whole leg and even my feet hurt. I'm in constant pain.

I had meniscus surgery a year ago and my knee still hurts most of the time. Now my whole leg and even my feet hurt. I'm in constant pain.

See Pain Specialist: You may be developing a pain syndrome called complex regional pain syndrome. This should be checked out asap so that treatments can be offered to reduce or eliminate this pain. The longer it goes on makes it harder to treat. Also, the pain could be coming from your spine and may need to be evaluated further. I would see a comprehensive pain specialist that can manage everything you need.

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Knee surgery for broken femur + torn meniscus a couple years ago. Still in pt but in constant pain but I take ibuprofen daily. Why does it still hurt?

Knee surgery for broken femur + torn meniscus a couple years ago. Still in pt but in constant pain but I take ibuprofen daily. Why does it still hurt?

Femur & meniscus: If injury was intros articulate, may have irregular, painful, arthritic joint. Other possibilities include scar, verve problems, & soft tissue injury with pain.

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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.

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Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

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.

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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?

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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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?

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.

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I had a bad torn meniscus so I had a surgery two weeks ago, why does the back of knee hurt when I move it sometimes?

I had a bad torn meniscus so I had a surgery two weeks ago, why does the back of knee hurt when I move it sometimes?

Inflammation: The most likely reason is due to swelling/inflammation in the area of your meniscus tear/surgery as most meniscus tears tend to be in the back part of the knee. Sometimes sutures are placed into the meniscus to repair it back to the lining of the joint. Fluid in the knee also can leak into the soft tissues in the back part of the knee which can lead to discomfort as well.

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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.

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What is pain above the kneecap a sign of? Hurts to go up and down stairs. Had meniscus surgery years ago on same knee.

What is pain above the kneecap a sign of? Hurts to go up and down stairs. Had meniscus surgery years ago on same knee.

Quad tendinitis: Pain could be from quadriceps (above knee cap) or patellar tendonitis (below knee cap- try a knee strap) or irritated/early wear of the patella cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that rubs against the patella (behind knee cap-try knee sleeve with a cutout for knee cap). Avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, ice, advil/alleve. See ortho.

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I am experiencing knee stiffness. I had surgery on my meniscus a week ago and its stiff and hurts a little trying to straighten it or bent it to a 90?

I am experiencing knee stiffness. I had surgery on my meniscus a week ago and its stiff and hurts a little trying to straighten it or bent it to a 90?

Common: It is normal to have post surgical edema resulting in some stiffness of the knee joint only a week out from surgery. With therapy and time that should resolve. Consult your surgeon if you have concerns.

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I had meniscus surgery about 3 years ago they removed dead cartilage now my knee hurts if I stand to long and gets worse at night what could it be?

I had meniscus surgery about 3 years ago they removed dead cartilage now my knee hurts if I stand to long and gets worse at night what could it be?

Couple things: It could be arthritic pain it could be patellafemoral pain syndrome. Depends where pain is. U need to do quad and vmo exercises. See if improving function of knee improves condition. If not cortisone or visco inj may help. Talk to ur local orthopedic/sports med doc.

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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.

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I have a torn lateral meniscus. Will the knee scope surgery hurt?

I have a torn lateral meniscus. Will the knee scope surgery hurt?

Duh!: Yes it will hurt some because it is surgery. But you wouldn't be thinking about surgery if your knee didn't hurt from the meniscal injury. The surgery is done arthroscopically and is a same day surgery. You are put to sleep. You will be given medications to help with post-op pain. You may be on crutches a few days if swelling is significant but will transition off quickly. Rehab starts soon.

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What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

Hinged brace + PT: The best braces to decrease the chances of having instability episodes are hinged knee braces. Even with these braces, however, you may still experience instability. Your best bet to decrease these episodes is to begin a focused exercise protocol to strengthen your quadriceps, hamstrings, and hip abductor & adductor muscles. I often prescribe physical therapy for these injuries.