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Why Is My Knee Still Swollen After Surgery?

By    |   Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:15 AM

Question: I had knee surgery earlier this year (meniscus tear) and no matter how much I ice or rest my knee it's still really swollen (three months later). My physical therapist says that it's normal and I should just be patient. What do you think?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Swelling after meniscal surgery is common, but usually short-lived unless other injuries are also present.
 
Remember that you likely have other injuries that co-existed with your meniscal injury that were not corrected by surgery. Follow the advice of your therapist, and if things don't improve with therapy within 6 weeks of surgery, a repeat MRI, and orthopedic re-evaluation may be in order.
 

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Swelling after meniscal surgery is common, but usually short-lived unless other injuries are also present.
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