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

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Gary Golden
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: 2-3months

All individual healing time is patient and procedure specific.
Call your surgeon if have further questions. Ice elevation massage gentle rom might help.

In brief: 2-3months

All individual healing time is patient and procedure specific.
Call your surgeon if have further questions. Ice elevation massage gentle rom might help.
Dr. Gary Golden
Dr. Gary Golden
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