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Knee Swelling After Meniscus Surgery
I had meniscus surgery three month ago , why still my knee swelling and in pain and since two weeks ago my right knee has pain.It is getting worse.
Depends: It all depends on the type of surgery and the condition of your knee. If you have severe arthritis, then a meniscus surgery may simply have been inadequate. If you had an actual meniscus repair (not that common), then it's possible the repair failed. Also, it's important to rule out an infection. You'll need to see your surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
What is the typical time for knee swelling to go away after meniscus arthoscopic and ACL reconstruction surgery?
1-4 weeks: It sometimes depends on the type of reconstruction as well as bleeding within the joint. Because of this, it is difficult to predict the amount and duration. Most of these resolve as the body seals and starts to heal. The body also starts to absorb everything over the first month. ...Read more
I fell at work about a month ago on my right knee. It twisted when I fell. Sharp pains on left side of right knee. Swelling too. Had MRI?Torn meniscus
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
Had ACL &meniscus surgery 11 months ago. Knee still has some swelling and still no feeling in portion of my leg. Is this normal?
Yes, it can be: Arthroscopic acl surgery can cause some mild residual swelling w/ running etc. 11 months post-op. A small area of numbness below the kneecap if the patellar tendon was harvested is also normal.Recurrent swelling that is interfering w/ knee flexion or more numbness than described( esp.W/ meniscus repair)is not ' normal'. See your ors if so. Gl! ...Read more
Should the swelling be gone? I had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 2 weeks ago, and my knee is still swollen at times. Is that something I should be concerned about?
I am about 7.5 weeks post ACL and meniscus surgery on my right knee and I've been walking w/out brace for 1 week but swelling, should I be concerned?
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
I still have swelling in my knee after a arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus from a year and a half ago. How do I get rid of it? Is it bad?
Probably not: There are several possible causes so i would have the orthopedist evaluate the knee. ...Read more
Knee swelling, burning and and constant pain in knee for a month and a half and now I hear crackle pop sound/feeling. Do need surgery?
3 mo. Since surgery of torn meniscus. Cleared back to work as flight attendant. During flight ok, on layover knee swells up. Will this improve w/time?
Yes: At this early phase after surgery, the repeated pressure changes of going up and down in the plane can cause swelling in any surgical site. It sounds like standing and doing the work is ok, which is the good news. In time, your body will figure this out. For some, wearing a thigh high compression garment or a stretchy (neoprene) knee sleeve during flight helps. ...Read more
I've had surgery on my left knee tore my ACL and menicus and I've never had problems but the other day after workouts my knee started swelling ?
Every time the cold weather comes my knee swells up with fluid. why? I have a meniscus tear but in summer is doesn’t swell
Vaso-constriction: When it's cold, the veins and surrounding nerves constrict blood vessels in the limbs, to minimize heat loss and help keep warm the core of the body, where vital organs are. But the increased activation of these nerves around joints in response to cold weather might also lead to an increase in the pain a person feels, and cause less fluid/blood flow out of the knee-thus the increased swelling. ...Read more
Had a knee meniscus atrhroscopy 3 months ago; though mild, the pain and swelling still continues. Is this normal? How to accelerate the recovery?
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You said you had arthroscopy, but was it just arthroscopy or arthroscopic surgery and if so what was the surgery for.Was there a tear in the meniscus and which one
recovery depends on what the diagnosis was and what was really done, you should go back to the orthopedic surgeon who did the arthroscopy and have it checked, meanwhile rest your knee and use a knee brace. ...Read more
I have 2 meniscus tears and severe arthritis in knee. Lots of swelling too. Dr started inj again. Dr said scoping might help but won't replace knee?
Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to have torn the meniscus in my left knee without experiencing swelling?
Yes: Yes. You can tear your meniscus and not have swelling. ...Read more
Could I have a meniscus tear even though there is no swelling? My knee locks up and I have to pop it. Have had problem for over 2 yrs.
My 14 year old daughter has history of meniscus tears on knee and has knee pain constantly. What can I do to help her? Has both pain and swelling!
Knee pain: you first need to ice it at least twice daily for thirty minutes. Make sure don't bear any weight on it and keep it elevated until you see your doctor. ...Read more
My knee is becoming progressive stiffer with light swelling. I suspect meniscus issues. Can I wear a knee sleeve to help?
Yes: You can wear a knee sleeve as it may help a bit w/ the swelling and giving you some support( really it may improve proprioception).However you need to be examined by an orthopedist for definitive diagnosis and treatment.If you are correct and have torn your meniscus cartilage it can lead to pain, swelling, locking and arthritic changes in your knee.best of luck! ...Read more
Can having a displaced meniscus cause swelling in the knee? What causes burning pain in the knee? Please help and explain?
Yes: A displaced meniscus is when one of the cartilage discs in the joint flips up on itself and this can create locking, catching, pain, swelling and a sense of instability exacerbated with twisting and turning. These symptoms warrant an evaluation and possibly an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm having pain+swelling along the inside of my knee+trouble bending or straightening it. Does this sound more like a sprain or meniscus tear?
How can I improve pain and swelling in my knees? I love to run - have lost 120 lbs. Had torn meniscus repaired. Pain in back of knee & instability
I had ACL and meniscus reconstruction two months ago. But still swelling is there in my knee and could not stand for long time? Please suggest me.
Physical therapy: You could visit your orthopedic surgeon for further imaging and diagnostic studies of your knee. You can continue Piroxicam and also apply ice (in a wrap) to your knee for 10 minutes, three times a day. Also, you will need graded physical therapy to get back to normal activities after sometime. ...Read more
I went bowling and my knee crunched.I then had pain when I Walk & swelling.I have had history of meniscus tears and normally have pain.What can I do?
Cartilage injury?: A crunching sound could be related to cartilage injury. Sometimes patellofemoral problems can cause this. With a history of meniscus problems that would also have to be ruled out. See an orthopedic specialist to have your knee evaluated so that further damage does not occur. You may need an MRI and x-rays. ...Read more
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