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What causes knee to be still swollen 2.5 months after lateral release , meniscus repair? What is cause?
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Inflammation still
You can still be making fluid from the lateral release tissue, synovitis, or from articular cartilage degeneration (arthritis).
Not all swelling goes away after knee arthroscopy if you have abnormal tissues inside. It may however go away and sometimes takes 6 months or more. Anti inflammatory injections sometimes help with the swelling, continue icing, & a knee sleeve may help.

In brief: Inflammation still
You can still be making fluid from the lateral release tissue, synovitis, or from articular cartilage degeneration (arthritis).
Not all swelling goes away after knee arthroscopy if you have abnormal tissues inside. It may however go away and sometimes takes 6 months or more. Anti inflammatory injections sometimes help with the swelling, continue icing, & a knee sleeve may help.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
In brief: Knee scope
Knee swelling following a lateral release is not an uncommon complication.
If the swelling is greater than expected there may be a bleeder from one of the lateral geniculate arteries that may need to be cauterized.

In brief: Knee scope
Knee swelling following a lateral release is not an uncommon complication.
If the swelling is greater than expected there may be a bleeder from one of the lateral geniculate arteries that may need to be cauterized.
Dr. Robert Meislin
Dr. Robert Meislin
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Knee swelling
The swelling may be from the meniscus repair if it did not heal or tore again.
Suggest a MRI with gadolinium injection to evaluate the tear.

In brief: Knee swelling
The swelling may be from the meniscus repair if it did not heal or tore again.
Suggest a MRI with gadolinium injection to evaluate the tear.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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