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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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A surgical wound limits 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 »

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 bac...  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 once in the morning for 30 days before food, Wintogeno cream (Ayurveda formulation) which can be purcha...  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 »

How can my elbow bursitis be effectively treated?

Query: Hi doctor, One month ago, I was shocked to discover a large, painless mass on my left elbow. I consulted with my doctor by email, who diagnosed it as bursitis and prescribed a 30-day course of Meloxicam, which will end tomorrow. Over the last month, the mass has become notably softer and slightly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I have reviewed all the photographs and the long list of investigations (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Very nicely compiled. Well, this is known as olecranon bursitis. The common reason for this is increas...  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 »

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, fol...  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 replaceme...  Read Full »

I had knee surgery, and my D-dimer level is the same. Why?

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 »

I had a PCL surgery last month. When can I start walking again?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I underwent a posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, and the doctors fixed two screws in my body. The doctors gave me a knee brace after 15 days. When can I walk with the knee brace? When can I walk without the knee brace? Are the screws to be mandatori...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can walk with the knee brace support immediately if the doctors have fixed the bone with the screws perfectly. It depends on the extent of the surgery. Most doctors prefer to wait for ...  Read Full »

When can I start walking without any support after a PCL surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Five weeks before my PCL surgery was done using a screw which fixed my left knee PCL with the leg down bone patella. After four weeks, my doctor had recommended me to start walking with a well-weight and try to bend my leg to remove the freeze. After five weeks, my doctor has suggested m...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had a PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) injury five weeks back which was managed by a screw fixation. I have seen both your pre-operative MRI scan and a post-operative X-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, you can continue with th...  Read Full »

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