Very common. Quad muscle atrophy after knee surgery is very common and often overlooked as a continuing source of problems. Several months of routine thigh strengthening exercises are needed post-op to return to 100%.
Atrophy. Common but potentially prevented or at least lessened by low impact exercises as soon as you doctor allows. The more invasive the procedure, the more common the atrophy. Simple scopes for meniscus tears do not always lead to atrophy while more involved procedures for ligament reconstruction do.
Feeling pain in my thigh muscle when pressing it or at sitting position. Is it normal after arthroscopic knee surgery for removal of plica? It's day 6
Yes, fairly normal. This is most likely from edema related to the surgery. The edema and injury from the surgery to the area just below your quads can cause significant edema and actual short term structural changes leading to some discomfort. Give it about two weeks and discuss with your ortho if it does not improve. Hope that helps! Read more...
Can someone re injure there knee after arthroscopic knee surgery from doing a squat? I did one and heard and felt a loud excruciating popping? Help
Absolutely. Suggest you follow up with your orthopedist . Read more...