Pain and swelling 3 weeks after Orthopedic knee surgery

Patient

Q: I just had a knee scope surgery 3 weeks .i had meniscus repair and full thickness cartilage loss.for the past week i have severe aching pain in my joint and knee cap and cannot bend my knee without doing it by hand.have swelling also.

Doctor

A:   Infections, hematomas and reflex sympathetic dystrophy are complications of any knee surgery. Telltale signs of infection include swelling, fever, and either persistent or new drainage through the incision site. You must inform your surgeon about the increased pain and joint swelling.

Related Q&A

Q: My knee is severely swollen (size of a grapefruit). I had an xray which was normal. It hurts a ton on the inside of m...

Q: When i went up the stairs i got knee pain as if its twisting on the inside. INtense pain for at least 5 minutes cant ...

Q: My knee hurts when I cross my legs also when standing for link the amount of time I currently have a standing office ...

Q: Hello, I have a marble sized knot popping out from under my knees cap cause if pain then it will slide back under my ...

Q: I'm 22 years old, 5'3" tall, weighing at 60 kgs. I have gained 8 kgs within 2 months with absolutely no change...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews