Is calf pain normal after knee surgery for torn meniscus? merileegal. I had a surgery for a torn meniscus 9 days ago and arthritis cleaned up under my knee. If I remove my shoe and sock it helps but I have noticed when I fully extend my leg I get a muscle bulge behind my knee just above the calf muscle. I had a bakers cyst prior to surgery
Hi! In all probability you have strained a ligament or a tendon as you have probably started weight bearing before complete healing. You may also have caused damage at the surgery site. You are supposed to use crutches for 10-15 days or until normal gait is attained by physiotherapy and rehab program. Pain in the calf area can also be due to pinched spinal nerves in the lumbo-sacral area or a pinched nerve at the knee joint. A nerve conduction study should be done. A MRI of the lumbar spine should also be able to throw some light. A deep vein thrombophlebitis or intermittent claudication (spontaneous spasm and relaxation of arteries) can also cause similar symptoms. Please discuss with your doctor. You may need another MRI. Please do not opt for a change in post surgery rehab without your doctor’s or physiotherapist’s advice. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.Thank you for your insightful reply. After surgery my instructions were to use crutches for only 2 or 3 days so I did that and then started walking without them. I did use them when I felt very uncomfortable. Most of the pain was from the calf unless I turned the wrong way and then I’d feel a very sharp pain in the knee. No physical therapy was recommended other than at the hospital when I was given 3 exercises to do every day. I went back to the doctor for my 10 day check up and he was concerned about DVT even though I didn’t have all the classic symptoms. I told him I didn’t think that was it because I’ve had issues with the calf before. He didn’t offer any other suggestions as to what it could be. Maybe he just wanted to rule that out first because of its seriousness. I went ahead and had an ultrasound and it came out negative. I’ve increased putting my leg up and icing it while still trying to get around so I can get the circulation in my knee. It is still quite swollen and the doctor did say that after a month if it is still swollen he would drain it. He also told me to increase my ibuprofen. I do have a bad lower back with herniated discs so the pinched nerve is a possibility. The calf pain eased up yesterday. Today I’ve got to gear myself up for going back to work on Monday, so I’ve been walking around quite a bit and the calf pain is coming back.I don’t know how I’m going to manage. I feel frustrated and that my doctor really isn’t listening to me. Do I change at this point or just hope for the best? He seemed to care before surgery, but post surgery had been a different story. I’ve even wondered if my surgery was absolutely necessary. I am walking a little better post surgery than pre, but not by much.i have the same exact problem. Had torn meniscus surgery 12 days ago. I also used crutches for 2 days because that is what I was told to do. I switched to a cane for 1 or 2 days. I have had terrible calf pain and swelling right from the start. Even before getting off the crutches, so doubt I pulled something. My dr..said it the pain gets really severe that he will schedule an ultrasound to check for a blood clot. The pain doesn’t get severe but is still there and it is still somewhat swollen. Did your’s ever get resolved?I have calf mucles after surgery on the same day of the surgery. I had surgery on the maniscus and ACL. Is the sore claff mucles or whatever it this normal?My OS told me full weight bearing as tolerated the same day of surgery, so I used crutches only a day or two as well. It's been a week and I've gone from major thigh tightness after walking (like someone punched me) for the first 5 days to *now* major calf tightness.Did this ever remedy for u? My second knee surgery, other knee same issue, but the calf issue still plagues me nearly a year later. Constant stretching, massage stick. I'm thinking custom insoles as I'm on my feet on concrete everydayHow do you see answers to questions?After having my Meniscus cleaned up in my right knee I have started having a tightness and severe ache in my calf and foot. If I remove my shoe and sock it helps but I have noticed when I fully extend my leg I get a muscle bulge behind my knee just above the calf muscle. I had a bakers cyst prior to surgery and it is not that this is hard like muscle. If I rest that spot on something hard to put pressure on it it get better or else I have to use muescle relaxers or narcotics to relieve pain. Is it possible the muscle has herniated from the bakers cyst or from surgery
Sep 29, 2011 · I just had an arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday, and i am in so much pain. Is this normal? something else. With any surgery, pain is to be expected, especially the next day when all the anesthesia wears off. I had open knee surgery in Feb. of this year and my pain continued for quite sometimebut they had to move my kneecap
Arthroscopic knee surgery or “knee scope” surgery is a minimally invasive knee surgery that aims to preserve tissue and in turn speed up healing time compared to an open procedure, if possible. Orthopedic Surgeons perform millions of knee scopes each year for this reason.
What To Expect After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. By Sonia Gulati. Arthroscopic knee surgery is the most common arthroscopic surgery. This form of knee surgery is minimally invasive and utilizes an arthroscope (a narrow tube with a tiny camera), which allows the surgeon to examine and treat damage that has occurred in the interior of the
Knee braces after simple arthroscopic knee surgery are rarely used. However, if your surgery involves more than just removal of torn cartilage or meniscus – for example, if you have a meniscal repair – your knee may be placed in a brace after surgery.
The intervention group had arthroscopic surgery (debridement of articular cartilage and menisci, excision of osteophytes, and removal of loose bodies), and received medical and physical therapy. The primary outcome measure was the validated Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) score.
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I had arthroscopic knee surgery June 29th 2012. Its just about 4 weeks now. I am still having pain.. The doctor cleaned up the debris, fixed a torn meniscus, also did something to the plica band. I had a total replacement 2 years ago,that was a breeze to this surgery. After that surgery I …
Meniscus transplant surgery for knee pain and swelling after One of the questions I most frequently receive in the office is “why does my knee hurt after I’ve had meniscus surgery for my meniscus tear?” Other reasons for knee pain after meniscus surgery is the fact that there is a retained piece or maybe the tear was fixed and the
Persistent Knee Pain after Arthroscopy The usual scenario is one where a patient had arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus. The surgery went well but the patient still has pain even though it’s now 2-3 months later. This information is actually very important. I can usually make a diagnosis just based on a good history.
Had arthroscopy surgery on left knee. 20% of cartilage is gone on knee cap. Was hoping for micro fracture surgery to fully repair issue. Instead got it rounded/shaved down. Doctor says he will see me in 14 days. His plan is to use a heavy duty brace PT and injections.
Calf pain after arthroscopic knee surgery. 88. SHARE. Facebook. Twitter. I just had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn miniscus and I am having more pain in the calf of my leg then in the knee. The calf is very tight and painful. I had a Doppler venus test to …