Arthroscopic knee surgery healing time

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Avatar m tn a couple of my friend told me that surgery is not a good idea...which can cause more issue later. Now here's my questions at this time...Surgery is the best thing or any alternate? if i do surgery will it get better or....??? Any one have/had this issue?
Avatar n tn It has been almost 6 months since my knee arthroscopic surgery and my left knee is larger than my right with a bulge as well. I have iced, heated, elevated, used topicals and used some herbal products. I must say I can walk, but there are times when it is hard to walk. I just started taking Choropyll which is good for imflammation which has helped. I also tried a glass of tomato juice with 1/4 teaspoon each of tumeric and cayenne powder. This really helped with the inflammation.
Avatar m tn any one out there w similar circumstance, and are you recovering.. did you recover completely from such a surgery/injury?
Avatar n tn I was dancing at a party, when i tripped and fell on my Left knee.
Avatar m tn Simple Grade I and some Grade II injuries can be easily treated without surgery; you can heal by conservative therapy. You can wear a below knee cast for 4-6 weeks and then depending on the healing can start physiotherapy. Apply ice packs and take pain killers for pain relief. Surgical repair is considered when you do not have time and when the healing fails in conservative therapy and in Grade III injuries. Discuss with an orthopedician. Take care!
Avatar f tn grade 1 spraiin anterior cruciate ligament The dr suggested draining the knee for relief but also said that surgery would be another way to go. Please give me your advice as to what to do. I am a 60 year old woman in good health and want to be able to go back to doing aerobics like I used to and ride a bike. I have not been able to do these things b/c of pain and swelling. Thank you in advance.
Avatar f tn I did not have a knee replacement, but arthroscopic surgery to the knee. A long time later, I told the surgeon how that knee got all red and hot (post being in hot water) versus the other one. He was surprised it was happening that far out from the surgery but told me it was bone healing that was causing it. It is great your mobility is excellent. If you possibly can, I recommend you get to your local gym with a heated pool and walk around in it a few times a week.
Avatar n tn The 2nd physician wants to do arthroscopic, BUT I can't take the time off work, and I have a bad history of not waking up from I would use surgery as a LAST resort.....
159619 tn?1538184537 This is my second synvisc injection in my right knee (I have also had 3 in my left knee) but this is the first time I have experiences anything like this. I have had to take off from work 3 days due to the stiffness and uncomfortable walking. My nurse practitioner said my doctor could prescribe a stronger pain pill and for me to keep icing it every 20 minutes. THIS DID NOT WORK for me. I started putting hot towels and a heating pad on it so I could at least get some sleep.
Avatar f tn I've researched your past posts and can't find the diagnosis on this last knee surgery. I know it was to be an arthroscopic but if you have a large scar it sounds like it turned out to be more involved. Can you share with us what your surgeon discovered? You back and hip pain may well be as we discussed on your last post... due to the change in gait and "favoring" your affected knee. This puts additional stress and demands on the unaffected areas of our body....
Avatar f tn It helped to ice the knee, but each time I would kneel, that same old pain would shoot up the right side of my knee cap, and I always felt like something was ripping. After two months of this, I went to my regular doctor (my insurance requires a regular doctor visit before seeing an orthopedic doctor). My regular doctor ordered x-rays, to which nothing was seen. She said this ruled out arthritis, bursitis and I believe she said anything obviously broken.
Avatar n tn I can put all my weight on it now, however it occationally gives off a crack/pop sound when I do. Today, for the first time, I felt a shooting pain from the left side of my knee cap up into my inner thigh. To top it off, I have a bad habbit of rubbing my feet together while I sleep, and I frequently wake up with an inflamed knee, with burning sensations. How long should this puppy take to heal? Should I be worried and go see a doctor? So far I have taken no medications.
Avatar m tn If there is no progress then you can take a decision of surgery after that. After arthroscopic surgery you can be discharged the same day and you would need couple of months if the healing is perfect to come into active life style. Take care!
454422 tn?1211419425 delivery nurse for 15 years, and overall pretty healthy., I am a little confused over my most recent MRI. I had arthroscopic surgery in 11/2007 after an MRI show a complete tear of the mid and anterior horn of the lateral meniscus, I have continued to have severe pain, swelling (3x it's normal size), limited mobility, unable to staighten my leg, feeling that my knee was going to lock up and give away. I demanded another MRI, which I had yesterday.
Avatar m tn After going through the procedure of knee replacement surgery it can be devastating for the patient to find that the pain in the knee has persisted. This paper discusses the possible reasons why this might occur.
Avatar f tn I would definitely go ahead and go for the surgery, things like this don't heal to perfection unless fixed by surgery. I've learned this in my past.
Avatar f tn It would be a waste of money and time- your time, your healing and your life- to go in for surgery and not have the ACL fixed at the same time you have your meniscus taken care of. While it's true that you don't have to have the ACL reconstructed right away, or at all, you DO want that meniscal tear taken care of because it will rub on the bone and cause arthritis. Good luck!
Avatar n tn But one of the biggest things I've learned during this experience is that doctors aren't really sure how long it takes patients to recover from this particular surgery. My doctor told me that if I had had the same surgery in my knee or shoulder, he could tell me exactly how long it would take to heal but that he had no idea how long it might take since this was done in my hip. This procedure just hasn't been around long enough for them to know.
Avatar f tn That's what the VA is doing for him. He's already had an X-Ray, MRI and physical therapy. He had to drive to Birmingham Monday supposedly for a dye test before he could have surgery, but, when he got there they decided not to do the dye test. They gave him a leg brace to wear so his knee could hopefully heal on its own and told him to come back April 12th. I was afraid since it was the VA that he wasn't getting the level of attention he would otherwise. Thanks so much. I feel better now.
Avatar n tn In a total knee replacement surgery: I can sum up like this, it is 40% surgery and 60% physiotherapy, so lot of motivation for physiotherapy and counselling should be done before the surgery and if you are not ready then you have to think for the surgery. Always remember the operative pain will be present for 1 weeks to 3 weeks and later there should be no pain and Physiotherapy will help this.
Avatar f tn He said that in all of his years of doing knee replacement surgery he had rarely seen the amount of arthritis he found in my knee, and had never seen that amount in a knee as young as mine. He said he had no explanation of why the arthritis did not show up on the x-rays. Eight months later he replaced the left knee. It has now been 3 and 2 years and I am experiencing pain.
700223 tn?1318169294 Remember, though, that people who have arthroscopy can have many different diagnoses and preexisting conditions, so each patient's arthroscopic surgery is unique to that person. Recovery time will reflect that individuality.
Avatar f tn I've been off norco/fentanyl for 1 1/2 years now.I'm having knee surgery next week.Does anyone know if I will have problems taking a pain pill post op.It's arthroscopic and I'm hoping tylenol will do the trick.I do not want to go through dependency again.I've heard alcoholics can not ave a drink without relapsing.Is it the same with pain pills. Thanks and I appreciate any help with this...
Avatar n tn Yes, many people do have success with their surgery but others do not. My pain was relieved after both of mine but returned the first time after a year and a month and the second time after 6 months. I thought I was perfectly fine after my surgery too. If I were you, I wouldn't be quite as confident about my feeling well. I too felt wonderful and was able to run, exercise, etc. for a short while and then the incredible pain returned. Beware of taking this surgery too lightly.
Avatar n tn After my first surgery, I went out and bought a body pillow because as the knee heals it needs to be straightened, keeping it bent for too long of a period can cause a contracture of the knee. I worked my fanny off in therapy and need to get back at it. You really need to take it easy though and not overdo because you're going through pain now because of your activity.
Avatar n tn Remember, though, that people who have arthroscopy can have many different diagnoses and preexisting conditions, so each patient's arthroscopic surgery is unique to that person. Recovery time will reflect that individuality. ********* About the Author: Dr. Michael Gross volunteers his time to answer questions in MedHelp's Orthopedic Sports Medicine Forum. Dr. Gross obtained his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Communications at Cornell University, Ithaca New York.
Avatar m tn It's been over a decade since my arthroscopic knee surgery, but it wouldn't surprise me if some inflammation and swelling after only two weeks was pretty normal. I remember the doctor was surprised with me a LONG time after surgery how I said the knee I had surgery on was turning very red and hot compared to the other (w/hot water). He said that was a sign of bone healing but he was surprised it was happening that long after the surgery.
98474 tn?1240108874 Am home from the hospital day surgery and my knee is feeling so much better even with the surgery pain. He cleaned it up and shaved off the torm meniscul. I have grade three arthritis in the knee joint and will eventually need replacement but am hoping this buys me at least a couple of years but that might be wishful thinking. This surgery is a peace of cake next to my two hip replacements. No big deal! Talked to the same anethesiologist as I had for my hip surgery last Aug.
643019 tn?1223420933 Then using one or more other small incisions, the surgeon places other instruments inside the knee to remove the torn cartilage. If you undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery for treatment of a meniscus (cartilage) tear you can usually return to normal activities quite quickly. Most ppl take a few days or a long weekend off work. If the meniscus is removed (partial meniscectomy) then there are usually few activity restrictions.
Avatar n tn I had arthroscopic surgery to for a miniscus tear on my left knee (the tear was in the back of the knee) about 5 months ago. I have been having pain every time it's bent since surgery. It looks as thought half of the knee is caved in on the side. I feel a deep tingle feeling in my knee at times too like it's asleep but really deep in the knee. It does swell up at times too. It's never gotten red or hot to the touch. The surgeon always tells me that the pain is normal healing and scar tissue.