Pain around incisions after knee arthroscopy?

A number of reasons. The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, 2) superficial nerves crossing the incision that were cut, 3) the meniscus underlying the incision, 4) the cartilage that is directly deep to the incision. Any of these can be the source of pain.

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Swollen incision sites 3 weeks after knee arthroscopy?

Yes. If there is no redness, pain and drainage. Read more...
Probably. As long as it is steadily improving ...less red, less swollen, no drainage, etc. it is probably normal. Read more...

I got a knee arthroscopy on 11/22/13?

Consult your doctor. Go for the test and review the results with your physician. Read more...

What are some complications of knee arthroscopy?

Several, but rare... Generally, arthroscopy is a very safe procedure. Common side effects include swelling, pain, and muscle weakness, all which should resolve with time and rehabilitation. Rare but potential side complications can include anesthetic-related complications, infection, or dvt/pe (deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism), or nerve or blood vessel injury. Procedure-specific risks are also present. Read more...
Infection and clot. Knee arthroscopy is a very common and safe procedure and is the most frequently performed orthopaedic surgical procedure each year in the U.S. Commonly discussed complications that occur rarely, include: infection, nerve or vessel damage, persistent pain, a need for further surgery, and a clot or dvt. Surgery is performed in an o.R. After a dose of antibiotics in a safe position by your surgeon. Read more...
Complications. Complications surrounding knee arthroscopy can include a deep vein thrombosis/blood clot, need for further surgery, post operative infection, stiffness, pain; nerve irritation at the surrounding portal sites, post operative swelling. Read more...

What can I expect when having a knee arthroscopy?

Pain, stiffness. There will be some minor discomfort. This will reslove quickly with physical therapy. A llot depends on what was done at time of arthroscopy. Read more...
Knee arthroscopy. A lot will depend on the diagnosis and procedure that is performed. For a removal of loose body you could expect decreased episodes of locking and swelling; for a partial meniscectomy expect improved range of motion though you may have intermittent swelling; for a larger procedure such as an acl reconstruction the recovery will be prolonged with pt, crutches; ask your doc what he expects to do. Read more...
Outpatient surgery. Quick in and out surgery. Small incisions and short anesthesia time. Many different procedures can be done arthroscopically, so recovery can vary. Expect swelling and knee soreness for a few days. Most use crutches for a few days only. You will need to reduce standing and walking activities for up to 2-4 weeks post-op to reduce pain and swelling. A gentle range of motion program is helpful. Read more...

Scared about knee arthroscopy. Please comfort me?

Being apprehensive - About any surgery is quite normal. Rest assured you'll do fine, as this the commonest surgery done all over the world and everyday thousands are being done. Talk it over with your anesthesiologist, who can help you greatly, with some sedation. You'll do well. These are very safe procedures nowadays. Good luck and leave the anxiety at home. Read more...

What do you advise if I had a knee arthroscopy on 11/22/13?

Compliance with. post surgical instructions and follow up evaluation is important. Do you have a specific question - if yes then please clarify and re-ask. Take care. Read more...