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Excessive swelling after Meniscus surgery

I had meniscus surgery 3 months ago and since then my knee has been drained twice 50 cc removed the fisrt time then a month later 40 cc's. After the second time 3 days later the swelling was back just as bad if not more. I can bend and I have pain when walking due to the sweeling. Any answer as to why this is happening would be appreciated. I'm also going to physical therapy3 times a week and ice it everyday.
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1711789 tn?1361311607
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Hi there!

This is likely to be due to the associated inflammation causing irritation of the membrane covering the joint. This is likely to resolve with time and anti-inflammatory medications. When excessive it may need to be drained. I would suggest discussing the expected prognosis in detail with your treating orthopedician.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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