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Leg Swelling After Knee Surgery
Recently had knee surgery. I have noticed that the swelling in my lower leg is beginning to harden... It is a bit soft but still firm. What is this?
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?
No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever.
The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more
What causes numbness and tingling in the leg and foot after having arthroscopic knee surgery? I just had knee surgery May 12 a lot of swelling
Varies: There are a number of potential causes. Among the more common are: related to the use of a tourniquet around the time of surgery, related to the peroneal nerve at the fibular head, or even a sciatica from the back among numerous other pisdibilities. I would make sure your surgeon is aware and follow their recommendations. ...Read more
Lots of swellinf after a recent knee surgery. Is this swelling usual or a possible sign of infection?
Had arthroscopic knee surgery 2 mos ago but fell 2 days ago, and painful swelling, could I have reinjured it?
Yes, but probably no: I tell all my patients how to protect their knees after surgery often with bracing and/or crutches. My guess is that most fall at some point in the early postoperative period. So you are in good company. It really spends on two things: what exact surgery was performed, and how bad was the fall? You should check with your surgeon to see how concerned he or she is. A quick check alleviates anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More details please:
Knee surgery may mean either an arthroscopic procedure or knee replacement.
After four months an arthroscopic procedure should have been well healed and recovered.
For most individuals total knee replacement complete recovery takes 12-18 months some as short as 6 months depending on the amount of surgery.
Either way see your surgeon. ...Read more
How long for swelling to go away from Plica knee surgery? . I have a month already and it hurts to walk.
Different: You should have gradually improving swelling and pain over time. If the pain is persistent or worsening, then follow up with your surgeon. This could be completely normal for you, since everyone's different, but, as an example, postoperative infection is one potential problem after surgery. ...Read more
I had ACL knee surgery 6 months ago, it was meant to be athroscopy but opened up in the end, still getting pain swelling and severe spasms locking up?
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Swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very little swelling that resolves in a matter of days. More significant surgeries including ligament reconstruction may take weeks to months to resolve swelling. The presence of arthritis also increases the recurrence of swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been 3.1/2 months since my arthroscpic knee surgery but still get swelling and sharp pain and a popping in my knee. When will it stop.
Long before now: The pain should have already resolved. If it is persisting have the knee reevaluated. ...Read more
I am 49 yr. Old female. Had arthroscopic knee surgery 7 months ago, still hurts ro walk. 2 mri's look good, tiny bit of swelling. Help please?
I had knee surgery on august 13 2012 and my foot is swelled up after knee surgery when does the swelling go away. I have been doing the ice machine.?
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?
It: It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. If you have some arthritis as well as a meniscus tear it can take longer for the fluid in your knee to be absorbed. At two weeks post-operation I would not be too worried about having an occasionally swollen knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take 2 Norco 7.5mg if 1 doesn't help with knee pain after having knee surgery. Dr gave me Mobic 15 mg once aday for swelling can I take it to?
Just had knee surgery on4/26/17.it swelling up to. Wearing stockings to. Dr gave me lortab 10 it ain't helping. Can I get diff pain meds.& On mobic 15mg?
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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?
7 days after knee surgery I have pitted edema in my left interior ankle. Bruising and swelling are normal from procedure. Should I consult my doctor?
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
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