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Bf had meniscus surgery, now has synovial fluid leaking?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Synovial Fistula

A rare complication of arthroscopic surgery is a synovial fistula, where the synovial fluid of the knee leaks from the incision site.
Close monitoring by the surgeon is required to make sure this is not an infection or becoming an infection.

In brief: Synovial Fistula

A rare complication of arthroscopic surgery is a synovial fistula, where the synovial fluid of the knee leaks from the incision site.
Close monitoring by the surgeon is required to make sure this is not an infection or becoming an infection.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Dr. John McDonald
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Call surgeon

Can be a very serious problem if incisions continue to leak after the first day or so.
Higher risk of infection. Your surgeon would definitely want to know this information and likely see the incisions for him/herself.

In brief: Call surgeon

Can be a very serious problem if incisions continue to leak after the first day or so.
Higher risk of infection. Your surgeon would definitely want to know this information and likely see the incisions for him/herself.
Dr. John McDonald
Dr. John McDonald
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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine

In brief: Go see surgeon

Your bf needs to see his surgeon immediately.
If he truly has synovial fluid leaking from an incision site this is a potential source of infection. At no time after a knee surgery should you have synovial fluid leaking. Keep the knee clean and covered until seen by the doctor.

In brief: Go see surgeon

Your bf needs to see his surgeon immediately.
If he truly has synovial fluid leaking from an incision site this is a potential source of infection. At no time after a knee surgery should you have synovial fluid leaking. Keep the knee clean and covered until seen by the doctor.
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
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