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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 hasnt healed?

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

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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. ...Read more