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Knee Still Hurts After Meniscus Surgery
Had knee surgery a year ago to have meniscus removed, why would the knee still hurt pop and lock up?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had surgery on my knee , scoped and tear of the meniscus , 9 months ago and it still hurts and not able to walk more than 30 minutes.I was told to be patient it would heal. Does that sound right.Tha?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My knees popping after ACL and meniscus surgery. It doesn't hurt but sometimes i loose balance. Did I have a re tear?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 had knee surgery 5 years ago with both meniscus torn and my knee cap was out of place. Lately it hurts all the time worse at night- help?
My husband had meniscus repair surgery about 3 to 4 weeks ago and he is still having alot of pain in his knee. It recently popped and is swelling.
Go back to surgeon: He has to go back to the surgeon right away ...Read more
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 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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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