Orthopedics Community
12.7k Members
Avatar universal

Swelling in lower leg after miniscus surgery ?

I just had  miniscus repair surgery 9 days ago and surgeon said my knee showed a whole lot of wear and tear as well. I think the surgery took and I was getting better until 2 days ago. From my knee down is swollen and red and painful. I went in to see my surgeon yesterday and he sent me directly to get an ultra sound which was negative for blood clots. I was more active on the day it starting swelling but my doc said to keep walking on it. My question is if this is normal with this surgery or have I over done it ? Should I wear a ace bandage or brace when walking ? (the bandage sure does make it feel better)...Thanks for any response
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Is it warm too? Are you running a fever? My thoughts would be a possibility of infection. Warm, painful and fever are signs of infection. If the age bandage helps there is no harm in using it. I would also suggest gradual increased activities as your knee permits. Maybe you would benefit from a little PT too.
I am glad they ruled out a blood clot. Good luck to you!
Avatar universal
Thanks !   Compared to other leg it'a a little warmer but I don't think I'm running a fever. I asked my surgeon Monday and he and his assistant said it wasn't infected which is what I thought all along until seeing him. I believe they took my temperature because I don't know how else they could rule out infection. Thanks for your response.
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
How to bounce back fast from an ankle sprain - and stay pain free.
Patellofemoral pain and what to do about it.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.