Knee pain 1 year after meniscus surgery

Knee pain 1 year after meniscus surgery

Knee Popping after Meniscus Surgery

Knee Popping after Arthroscopic Surgery

Causes of knee popping after surgery may be due to inflammation of structures within the knee. Sometimes, if implants were used — although this is much less likely — popping can occur with different knee movements.

During arthroscopic surgery, fluid is inserted into the joint through the arthroscope. While the fluid is absorbed by the body with time, initially, it can contribute to stiffness and popping sounds. Popping sounds can also occur due to stiffness from scar tissue after surgery. It may take a while for the joint to move smoothly again as the joint heals.

Knee snapping or popping can understandably be irritating and uncomfortable. For those who experience knee popping, studies have shown that leg strengthening exercises and other physical therapies can help to reduce knee popping.

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The following measures may help to reduce knee popping:

. Strengthening of leg muscles

. Increasing leg and hip flexibility

. Increasing ankle range of motion and flexibility

Most often, knee popping usually resolves with time and with exercise as the knee continues to heal.

Although uncommon, despite exercise and time, popping may become the new norm and there may not be much else that can be done.

Sources:

. https://www.healthpages.org/anatomy-function/knee-popping-meniscus-surgery/

https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/knee-pain/meniscus-tear-surgery

https://www.verywellhealth.com/pain-after-knee-arthroscopy-4001142

10 common questions about Knee pain 1 year after meniscus surgery

1Why does my knee hurt months after meniscus surgery?
That means that not all meniscus tears hurt. ... 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 sutures have not held and the repair failed. So, there are many reasons why you may still have pain following surgery for a meniscus tear.
2Can you tear your meniscus again after surgery?
When the repair of the meniscus is not possible, the torn area is removed through the scope during surgery. Because the meniscus does not have to heal immediate weightbearing is allowed. Running and jogging is typically allowed after 2-4 weeks and sports shortly after.
3Does arthritis cause a meniscus tear?
Degenerative meniscal tears are often associated with arthritis (degenerative joint disease). If the degenerative meniscal tear causes catching or locking in the knee, often times a torn fragment of the meniscus must be removed surgically
4What can I expect after arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus?
Following surgery, there is a recovery time of up to two weeks to allow time for frequent physical therapy and appropriate treating of the knee to ensure a quick return to normal activity. As part of physical therapy, patients will be taught exercises, in addition to having guided therapy
5Why is my knee still swollen after meniscus surgery?
Knee Swelling after Meniscus Surgery Swelling is an indicator of inflammation, which is part of the normal healing process after surgeries such as a meniscus repair. It can sometimes persist for a few weeks following meniscal surgery
6Why does my knee keep popping after meniscus surgery?
Knee popping may also occur after a ligament tear, since the knee joint won't be moving normally due to the injury. Meniscus Tear - A tear in the cartilage of the knee may also cause a popping noise. ... Since the meniscus cushions the knee joint, a tear may cause the knee to make the popping noise.
7Is walking good for torn meniscus?
Unless the torn meniscus has locked the knee, many people with a torn meniscus can walk, stand, sit, and sleep without pain. Other people find that the torn meniscus prevents them from participating comfortably in their usual daily activities
8Will a knee brace help a torn meniscus?
Wearing a rehabilitative knee brace will help the user recover from a torn meniscus by providing stability to the joint and preventing the wearer from aggravating the injury even further. Knee braces with hinges on either side of the knee offer protection and prevent that wobbly feeling you may get after a knee injury
9What causes repeated meniscus tears?
The constant rubbing of the torn meniscus on the articular cartilage may cause wear and tear on the surface, leading to degeneration of the joint. This happens more often in unstable type tears. The are 3 common causes of symptoms of recurrent pain and swelling the knee.
10What happens if a meniscus tear is left untreated?
Left untreated, a meniscus tear can cause even more damage, hasten the onset of osteoarthritis, and lead to a myriad of other undesirable symptoms. Treatment for a torn meniscus often begins conservatively. Your doctor may recommend rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, or physical therapy.

2 Comments

  1. Toni says:

    I had partial meniscus surgery on my left knee in November 2019, and my knee is worse and hurts 24/7 I had arthritis in it before surgery and it keeps me up at night, can’t sleep, can’t walk normal. I’m in tears today. It’s wearing on me. I’m a 57 year old woman, and do have fibromyalgia and bad arthritis. But my knee hurts all the time, and using a cane today and am in tears. What do I do?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

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