Knee Surgery

Knee surgery is a surgical technique to resurface or repair different knee problems and knee replacement procedures. The most common knee surgery is known as arthroscopy. This surgery aims to relieve pain and restore function in patients with arthritis or any knee injury. It takes four to eight weeks to walk after surgery and six months to complete recovery from the surgery. It is a commonly performed surgical procedure with a mild risk of complications.

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I had a knee replacement after a car accident, and my D-dimer levels have never improved. Could it be due to a post-operative infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I encountered a motor vehicle accident one and a half years back. My right femur was broken above the knee. I had major surgery, including a knee replacement. I have never recovered. My D-dimer levels have been elevated for over a year now. I do not have a blood clot. Do you believe I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Let me explain to you about the D-dimer levels. Elevated plasma D-dimer indicates that coagulation has been activated, a fibrin clot has formed, and clot degradation by plasmin has occurred. There are many causes ...  Read Full »

What can be done for unbearable knee pain in elderly woman?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother started having knee pain and recently it is unbearable. We did an X-ray and the doctor gave her medicines but there was no relief for her. She is also taking medicine for hyperthyroidism. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hi Welcome to Your mother appears to have severe osteoarthritis which is wear and tear of the knee joint due to age. I hope she does not get recurrent fever and is not suffering from any other joint conditions. Considering the severity of involvement, she may need total knee replacem...  Read Full »

I developed lumps and pus discharge on the wound after knee surgery, limiting my mobility. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I met with an accident last year where my femur broke, and my patella was shattered. I underwent surgery one month after the accident, and I developed small lumps on my knee after a few weeks. These lumps developed from the wounds in the surgical site, and pus would start to ooze out. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions regarding your condition, 1. Regarding the culture you mentioned, is it the wound swab or the aspirate from the joint? (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 2. Did you reg...  Read Full »

There is a popping sound from my right knee after a fall. Do I require surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,I slipped and fell on my right knee, and there was a popping sound from the knee. I consulted a doctor, and he suggested MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). After looking at the report, he suggested a minor surgery because, as per the report few of the knee ligaments are torn. I have atta...  Read Full »

Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You have not mentioned one important piece of information. How long back was the injury, and what treatment did you take so far? I reviewed your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachments removed to protect t...  Read Full »

Should an 80-year-old man with heart problems who underwent knee joint surgery be put on anticoagulants?

Query: Hello doctor, An 80-year-old man underwent a recent septic arthritic joint surgery and was hospitalized for 20 days. The medications prescribed were Levothyroxine 150 mg, Atorvastatin 20 mg, Ramipril 10mg, Bendroflumethiazide 2.5 mg, Metformin 500 mg twice daily, Tamsulosin 400 mg, and Lansoprazole ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details you provided. The patient has had recent joint surgery. He has ischemic heart disease. But you have not mentioned angioplasty, bypass, or any blockages. If the patient has knee or hip joint surgery, he will need anticoagulant medication. Al...  Read Full »

Is my chronic knee pain due to a meniscal tear?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had chronic knee pain since last year. I popped my knee a few months back and felt my knee breaking by itself. I have been on support since then and cannot extend my leg completely. I got my basic blood tests, EMG, CT scan, MRI, and Arthritis test done. All the reports have com...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Meniscal tears on the inner side of the knee take a lot of time to heal. The surgery can be done by an arthroscopic or open approach. It involves the removal or suturing of the torn meniscal parts. Surgery needs to be performed by an arthroscopic or knee surgeon, follo...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old son has knock knees with abnormal walking. Should we consult a doctor?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old and he is suffering from knock knees. Although he is not having a problem playing sports. However, his stepping during walking is not proper which is quite visible when he walks. I had met a few orthopedic doctors earlier where it was told that these things auto...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Could you please send his photo while standing?  Read Full »

Please suggest an oil or ointment to control knee pain effectively.

Query: Hi doctor, This query is for my aunt who is 60 years old. She has knee pain (both) for more than 15 years. Initially, she used to get swelling around the knee and pain. She keeps taking injection and painkillers for pain for the last 15 years. Recently, she was ill for around three months with a ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to take the following tablets: Tablet Tramadol 50 mg 1-0-1 for 10 days after food, Rabeprazole 20 mg 1-0-0 for 10 days before food, Shelcal (calcium) 500 mg 1-0-0 for 30 days before food, Wintogeno cream (Ayurveda formulation) which can be purchased from eBay ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to experiencing knee stifness and pain during physiotherapy after replacement surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had a total knee replacement two months ago. Doctor suggested to put knee splint for nearly a month, and after that, she went to physiotherapy and her knee is very stiff now. She could not able to bend her knee, and having excess pain. Almost her BP is raising during physiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned that your mother had her knee replaced two months ago. I am assuming it is a primary rather than a revision. I will be concerned as much as you are as by six weeks we expect at least a 0 to 90 degree knee bend. By this, we mean that the patient ...  Read Full »

How can I avoid scarring during recovery from a plica removal surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a plica removal surgery six days ago. How do I ensure a good recovery, without scarring inside the knee? How much can I and how much should I exercise in this knee, and how?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Plica is a tissue that remains behind when the knee joint is formed (from multiple small pockets). In some, it may be a very tough structure and cause rubbing when the knee bends. Once excised it will not grow back and movements will not make this worse. You are allo...  Read Full »

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