Knee exercises after knee arthroscopy

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Avatar n tn For being almost 50 I am in good phyiscal shape (except for my knees ) Before the surgery I did 45 minutes on the Elliptical 3 days a week and other strength exercises the other 2 days. The arthroscopy was done on my left knee which is almost bone on bone. He cleaned out the torn Meniscus the best he could and also removed a loose body that was moving around in there. He said I am probably looking at having a TKP within a year to a year and a half.
Avatar m tn When I had cartilage surgery on my knee, I was given exercises to start the day after surgery (yes, it hurt). I was expected to have full ROM in two weeks or less. Doing the exercises made all the difference. Were you given exercises, are you doing them, and are you seeing a physical therapist? Your answers should be yes, yes, yes.
963902 tn?1248362004 Just go for a diagnostic scan to see if everything is fine in the knee after the arthroscopy. If you have perfect results you would be fine in couple of weeks. You can also talk with your surgeon to start some physiotherapy. Take care!
Avatar m tn ve never heard of anyone having to wear a cast after a meniscal repair-possibly a knee immoblizer for a while, depending on the system used to repair it. But I guess it also depends on where you live. Also, repair vs debridement (trimming away the tear) depends on age and area of the tear. A meniscal tear can only be repaired if there is blood flow to the area. If there is no blood flow, a repair will be unsuccessful and a debridement would be the standard of care.
Avatar n tn i have recently had a left knee arthroscopy with medial plicectomy and patella chondroplasty.It wasn't explained to me properly what i'd had done as i was still drowsy.Can you explain what they've done and some effective rehab exercises?
Avatar m tn and was given a few strecthes and leg strengthening exercises to help with my knee problems. Well, after a solid two weeks of performing these exercises, my knee feels strong and well. But whenever i have to stretch and put my left knee into my buttox the entire knee feels an incredible amount of pain. Also, whenever I try and sit on my ankles, I am in HUGE amounts of pain just in the left knee.
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.
Avatar n tn I have bad arthritis in my knee. My ortho doc (after MRI) says I tore the meniscus but he thinks arthroscopy is a waste of my time and money since I have such thin cartilage. He took all the fluid out and injected me with cortisone earlier today. The pain is unbearable and the swelling is coming back already. Has anyone had torn meniscus with advanced arthritis and had sucess with arthroscopy. He says I am not ready yet for knee replacement.
Avatar m tn Hi there. You need to consult the orthopaedician again since tissue injury would have subsided with this much of time and supportive care. It appears to be a ligament or menisceal tear and needs to be checked up properly clinically and with an MRI. Anterior cruciate ligament tears and medial menisceal injuries would require surgical management, arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction and menisectomy respectively. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn One of the most common injuries that arthroscopy can fix is a tear of the meniscus, the layer of cartilage in the knee between the thigh and shin bones and anterior cruciate ligaments etc. What is the reason of your arthroscopy? What is your age? The surgeon might have looked around your knee for problems. The surgeon may have put other medical instruments inside your knee through the other small incisions. The surgeon might have come to the conclusion that he may not fix the problem.
1744364 tn?1311780484 I would like to ask an expert if he/she would recommend/perform knee arthroscopy on me based on the following information. I have had chronic knee pain for the last 16 or so months. My knees lock up and "pop" back out often and it is painful. An MRI of my left knee in June 2010 showed no evidence of a meniscal tear, which the doctor, upon examining it was quite certain was the case. The MRI just showed some inflammation. I got my first cortisone shot the same day.
Avatar n tn Hi there I had one done in July 2009 and looks like I may have to undergo another one on the same knee in a couple of months - what is the verdict on having 2 scopes done on the same knee within 2 years.
Avatar f tn I have started weight bearing some on the operated knee and except for lots of swelling that appeared yesterday, things are looking good. I do my exercises, I can already flatten my knee, get it to bend some. My first PT is in 4 days next week. Since yesterday I started developing this intense throbbling pain in my calf and lower leg. Yesterday I was sufficiently scared by it and stayed off my feet, upped painkillers.
Avatar m tn 1. Orthopaedic surgeon did McMurray test - was not sure at first whether he heard the clicking sound in my right knee. He did this again and said "yes, i can hear the clicking sound" I did not hear the sound. 2. Bit of discomfort when I start running - Once warmed up it goes away I then saw a biokeniticist. Also recommended knee procedure. They also gave me strenthening exercises, which I am still doing. Run twice a week and some runs are better than others.
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm 45 years old and have had a knee arthroscopy on my left knee due to a complex radial tear at the body of the medial meniscus extending into the peripheral zone. Further radial tearing was identified at the posterior horn centrally. Plus a low grade chondral irregularity at the lateral weight bearing surface of the medial femoral condyle, ( MRI Scan Report).
Avatar f tn She has seen many doctors, has had x-rays, MRIs, and one arthroscopy surgery on her knee. She has soft cartilage in her knees. She tried taking glucosamine but found no relief after 6 months so she stopped taking it. She cries to me almost every night. We are beside ourselves. What will she be like in her 40s,50s,etc? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it might be?
Avatar f tn Both general and regional anesthesia are inherently safe for knee arthroscopy. One or the other may be preferable for you depending on your general health and the specifics of your medical history. This is usually determined by your anesthesiologist. I know of no study that documents the frequency of one anesthesia technique over another for simple knee arthroscopy.
Avatar f tn I got knee arthroscopy surgery for a loose body removal. a week later I still had liquid discharge from the incision,so the doctor wrapped it with an ace bandage,went back a few days later and still had the discharge so my doctor decided to put 3 staples over the stitches to try to stop the fluid from coming out.can this be done and was he supposed to do this?
358486 tn?1294776388 Although not a new procedure, Hip arthroscopy is becoming more and more common. Just like arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, Hip arthroscopy is performed through small incisions using a camera to visualize the inside of your joint. Through several small incisions (about 1 centimeter each) the surgeon will insert a camera into one incision, and small instruments through the other incisions.. The nice part about hip arthroscopy is that it is much less invasive than traditional hip surgery.
Avatar f tn I had knee arthroscopy 6 weeks ago to smooth the cartilage on the back of the patella, remove scar tissue, and correct a structural defect in a groove at the bottom of the femur that helps the kneecap track properly (needed to widen it). I had a lot of swelling over the first 4 weeks. This has finally subsided for the most part but I am struggling to get the full flexion back. I am still only at 105 degrees despite physio, biking, and the elliptical trainer.
Avatar m tn Hello! You have a grade III menisci injury and also associated inflammation of the ACL and marrow edema. If your knee is locked it would be manipulated under anesthesia till the knee relaxes and then the torn menisci will fall into its place and the knee is unlocked. The knee is immobilized in compression bandage for 2-3 weeks and this is followed by physiotherapy. If you orthopedician wants to excise the torn menisci microscopically you can go for arthroscopic surgery.
Avatar f tn My husband's knee started swelling after a day of golf. He went to see our doctor and she wasn't sure why it swelled so she sent him to an orthopedic doctor. He took x-rays of his knee standing and laying down. Said his joint looked good. Drew off some fluid off his knee and gave him an cortizone shot. His knee was better for about a week then started swelling again. So the orthopedic doc sent him to a rhuemetologist. He had an MRI and that came back fine.
634733 tn?1316625992 Kantor, My dilemma is not about whether I have MS or not but advice on another procedure I am due to have carried out. In September last year I had problems with my legs to the point of being unable to walk for a time, which ended in being referred to an orthopedic surgeon. An MRI on my knees in January this year revealed that the right knee has some reduced space, bits of bone / debris and a tear in the meniscus cartilage.