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Why does my knee hurt so badly after surgery?

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Dr. Steven Shannon
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In brief: Postoperative pain

Knee pain and swelling is a normal process after knee surgery in the immediate days following.
The severity does depend on what type of surgery you had. For example: recovery from a total knee arthroplasty takes months for swelling to slowly resolve. Pain typically should improve within 1-2 weeks. New onset of pain months out would be worrisome and should be evaluated by your surgeon or local ER.

In brief: Postoperative pain

Knee pain and swelling is a normal process after knee surgery in the immediate days following.
The severity does depend on what type of surgery you had. For example: recovery from a total knee arthroplasty takes months for swelling to slowly resolve. Pain typically should improve within 1-2 weeks. New onset of pain months out would be worrisome and should be evaluated by your surgeon or local ER.
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