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How long after ACL and meniscus surgery does it take for swelling to go down?

How long after ACL and meniscus surgery does it take for swelling to go down?

Everyone reacts to-: -this surgery in different ways. 1-even the same surgeon has different recover early. Things that may cause more swelling are bleeding, how much was done, & some have a tendency to swell than others, 2-not resting enough, improper use of ice, being to active. Follow Ur surgeon's protocol, in the long run your result should not B any different. Always let surgeon know of any sudden changes. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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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I had hammertoe surgery 3 month, s ago and there's excessive swelling! what else can I do or take other than ice and elevation?

I had hammertoe surgery 3 month, s ago and there's excessive swelling!  what else can I do or take other than ice and elevation?

SWELLING.: Your PA may be contributory. Also, talk to your surgeon about the complication of a "sausage toe", which is usually a prolonged swollen and sometimes red toe. Compression wraps w/ Coban and an acetate steroid injection might help. Are the x-rays ok? Finally, did you follow the surgeon's post-op orders? ...Read more

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How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

Weeks to months : Swelling to the fingers is usually the last thing to go away after surgery. As your motion increases your swelling will get better. ...Read more

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My 5th metatarsal broke, should I have surgery? If so, how long will it take to recover? I broke 5th metatarsal 1week ago. Dr wants swelling to go down first before I have surgery on it. She wants to place 2 pins in bone. Should I have second opinion or d

My 5th metatarsal broke, should I have surgery? If so, how long will it take to recover? I broke 5th metatarsal 1week ago. Dr wants swelling to go down first before I have surgery on it. She wants to place 2 pins in bone. Should I have second opinion or d

I : I would say it all depends on the fracture. Most fractures of the 5th metatarsal occur at the base of the bone as a result of an inversion type injury (where you twist your ankle inward). A tendon (peroneus brevis) ataches to the base of the 5th metatarsal, and with such a mechanism of injury, the tendon yanks a piece of bone off the base of the metatarsal. This is actually the single most common foot fracture.

Most of the time, the bone is nicely aligned, and only a cast is needed to heal properly.

If the bone fragments are displaced, then surgery is necessary to put them back into alignment, and then some sort of internal fixation, like pins or a screw, is used to keep the bone fragments together so they can heal.

So if the fracture you have is displaced, surgery is probably the way to go. But if they are not displaced, a simple cast will do it.

It's important for patients to have trust in their doctor. If, for any reason, you feel some doubt, by all means, get another opinion. It has always been by feeling that any doctor who gets insulted by their patient requesting a second opinion is not a doctor worth going to in the first place. The whole concept here is about you, and getting better. Egos and especially money shouldn't be playing any role in you getting the best care.

Hope this helped.

Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

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 more

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How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

Depends: Swelling from knee surgery is common and the length of time it takes to go down depends on how extensive the surgery was and what was repaired. Best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon to give you the best answer for your specific condition. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down in abdominal surgery?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down in abdominal surgery?

Depends: What was the surgery? How long was the operation? Was it open or laparoscopic surgery? Generally several days to a week or more may be needed depending on all of the above. Eat light, avoid constipation, contact your surgeon for concerns or problems like increasing pain or recurrent vomiting. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after knee replacement surgery?

How long does it take for swelling to go down after knee replacement surgery?

Monitor: If swelling is worse or has pain associated with it you should get checked out immediately for a blood clot as it can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have hernia and a swelling on my right loin. I have been advised key hole surgery.How long it takes for curing?Any method of curing than operation?

I have hernia and a swelling on my right loin. I have been advised key hole surgery.How long it takes for curing?Any method of curing than operation?

Surgery: Unfortunately there is only one option for a hernia and that is surgery. A hernia is a defect in the muscular wall of your abdomen and either bowel or fatty tissue is protruding through it. The tissue needs to be reduced and the defect repaired. Most people are back to normal activities in 2 to 4 weeks and pain free by 3 to 4 weeks with laproscopic surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down after breast reduction surgery?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down after breast reduction surgery?

Variable - Days: Depends on type of reduction, placement of incisions, size/volume of reduction needed, individual wound healing and general health. Usual swelling and bruising about 1 week, with mild-moderate swelling for another 1-2 weeks. Swelling reduced with use of thrombin activated platelet concentrates during surgery. Follow specific instructions of your surgeon to reduce swelling, bruising and healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for facial swelling to go down after a bone graft surgery?

How long does it take for facial swelling to go down after a bone graft surgery?

Facial swelling: The swelling that is normally expected is usually proportional to the surgery involved.   swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes, and sides of the face is not uncommon.   this is the body's normal reaction to surgery and eventual repair.   the swelling will not become apparent until the day following surgery and will not reach its maximum until 2-3 days post-operatively.   use frozen pea packs. ...Read more

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After receiving breast enlargement surgery, how long does it take for swelling to subside?

After receiving breast enlargement surgery, how long does it take for swelling to subside?

Months: Swelling always occurs so don't invest in alot of expensive bras after surgery and wait several months to see the final result. ...Read more

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Is it true that it takes 6 - 8 week for the knee cap to subside from swelling after arthroscopic surgery?

Is it true that it takes 6 -  8 week for the knee cap to subside from swelling after arthroscopic surgery?

It's possible: The time for knee effusion to resolve after a knee arthroscopy is highly variable-depends on what was done. It would be unusual if a simple chondroplasty/debridement/menisectomy was done. However, if something more major was done like an acl, microfracture, lateral release, oats procedure this would be within normal limits. Being too active, too early after a scope will cause persistent swelling. ...Read more

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I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly

I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly

Probably can rehab: If your 62, I don't think you need to have an acl reconstruction. If you have a grade 1 or 2 mcl sprain,
it should heal over 4-6 weeks.
Regarding the ACL, you still will have 3 other ligaments in your knee in addition to other stabilizers
Once the swelling has gone down, you can begin rehab
to regain your motion and increase your quad and hamstring strength ...Read more

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I had surgery 4 weeks ago for cancer on the floor of the mouth. How long does it normally take for the tongue swelling to go down-not seeing much yet?

I had surgery 4 weeks ago for cancer on the floor of the mouth.  How long does it normally take for the tongue swelling to go down-not seeing much yet?

Continue to observe: Hi Anne, Depending on how much tissue was removed and whether or not you had a primary closure or skin graft the healing process can be rather quick or may take a few weeks. If the surgery was for a malignancy, this means that your surgeon likely had to remove margins ( normal tissue) around the cancerous cells and this would then lead to more postop swelling and healing time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nasal swelling to subside after sinus surgery? Almost 4 weeks post op and still having issues breathing. Had 2 cleanings ENT

How long does it take for nasal swelling to subside after sinus surgery? Almost 4 weeks post op and still having issues breathing. Had 2 cleanings ENT

Sinus surgery : Everyone is different in their recovery from sinus surgery. However, it is common for healing to continue for up to three months. I always tell my patients there may be some residual issues during that time period. You just need to follow the postop instructions. Saline lavage is the most important thing you can do to speed your recovery. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

Varies: But generally swelling & mild bruising can take a few days to a week or more to redolve. Can depend on medications you may be taking, size of hernia, type of surgical repair, etc. Contact your surgeon to answer your questions or concerns. ...Read more

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How long would naproxen take to work for me? I have a huge swelling around my implant breast (mascetomy surgery) and I pulled myself at work

Get examined: swelling around or near a breast implant can be dangerous. Please consult the surgeon who placed the implant or go directly to the ER. ...Read more

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Should I still be in pain and have swelling 3 years after surgery?

Should I still be in pain and have swelling 3 years after surgery?

Normally No.: It would depend on what type of surgery you had. Most surgeries do not have pain and swelling for 3 years due to the actual surgery. But back surgeries that have been re-injured may have these problems. If the pain has been continuous since the surgery, please followup with the surgeon or your primary doctor. If it has been on/off then it may be a different problem. ...Read more

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