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Should My Knee Get Almost Completely Stiff After A Pcl Operation
What's after a full leg brace? I had vascular surgery and my meniscus is still ripped. What comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?
Varies: It varies in part on the reason for the brace. A brace is not a standard treatment for your meniscal tear, so you may be wearing the brace for other reasons. Typical treatment for most meniscal tears is arthroscopic repair verses debridement, but you might not be a candidate for this based upon a recent vascular surgery. I would certainly discuss specifics of your case with your surgeons. ...Read more
Had mpfl surgery 8 months ago. Today my kneecap subluxed again for the 1st time. Still hurts and is swollen. Should this be happening post-surgery?
It can: Many times it the distal alignment is bad, u r still stressing the mfpl ; it can stretch ; fail as ur original ligament failed. I am a firm believer in acute repair and distal realignment done ; the same time. Also a lateral [email protected] @ the same time all help 2 give u the best alignment ; decrease the chance of recurrence. ...Read more
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
Will there be swelling after a few months after a loose body removal knee arthroscopic surgery? I played basketball and my knee swelled a bit.
Yes: unfortunately a joint on which a procedure has been done will frequently swell on occasion for some time. ...Read more
Hi Doctor, i had acl reconstructed 3years back but my knee is still loose and feel uncomfortable while walking.is it a failure reconstruction.?
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?
I injured my knee two weeks ago. I am having surgery for a complete LCL third degree tear with a bicep femoris tendon retraction. How long until I will be able to walk with crutches after my surgery?
What to do if I had arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus 7 months ago and my knee feels the same it did before surg?
Follow up: I would not hesitate to discuss this directly with your surgeon and if you are not fully satisfied with the answer do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. There are many possible causes, your surgeon would be the most able to tell you the likely reason. ...Read more
No: Painful popping is concerning and needs a repeat evaluation by your surgeon. Non painful popping or crepitus is normal phenomena and is not concerning at all. ...Read more
YES: If you are near normal weight and active, especially if participating in sports such as basketball, volleyball, softball, hiking, skiing... Then you need a stable knee and the meniscus should be repaired (if possible). See a fellowship trained ortho sports medicine specialist who does a minimum of 50 per year. ...Read more
I tore my ACL and am delaying surgery. After a month of rehab, is it safe to go to a concert festival, without my ACL repaired?
Yes: Just be careful, if your acl is torn, your knee is unstable. Any twisting motions can cause the knee to buckle or give out. Wear a brace if you have one. ...Read more
Had a meniscus repair and 3 weeks post op I bent my knee 85 degrees and felt a sharp pain in front knee and it clicks when I bend it is it torn again?
Perhaps: typically the pain would be in the same place as prior to surgery. It is possible that you just broke up some scar tissue. IF you are unsure I would certainly see your surgeon. ...Read more
I had knee surgery to remove 20% of my meniscus 2 months ago. While doing therapy at days my knee has some bruising and is inflated. What should I do?
Be patient: It is normal to have some swelling even 2 months after surgery such as a menisectomy. Make sure you follow the rice protocol - rest, ice, compression and elevation. The bruising could be just overdoing it at therapy. If the swelling persists or worsens, make a follow up appointment with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after knee surgery for a dislocated knee should my knee still pop outta place it's been four years, and I have pins in it as well?
Something's wrong: By dislocated knee, i'm presuming the you are talking about recurrent patella dislocation – your kneecap. Recurrent dislocation of the knee joint is extraordinarily rare. If you have surgery four years ago, and continue to have patella subluxation or dislocations, you should really be reevaluated by the previous treating orthopedic surgeon. Whatever was done needs to be reevaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had knee surgery a year ago to have meniscus removed, why would the knee still hurt pop and lock up?
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