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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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. Lokesh

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 »

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 »

I am unable to stand for a long time post knee surgery. Should I opt knee replacement?

Query: Hi doctor, I had surgery on my knee. During coughing or yawning, I get a sharp pain on the knee. I am unable to stand for a long time. It hurts a lot. My MRI doctor suggests me to have a replacement on the knee. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your knee seems to be arthritic, and hence the doctor advises for replacement. I need to see the X-ray of your knee so that I can take a decision. It hurts because of the weakened muscles. So you need to strengthen your quadriceps muscle by doing daily exercise under a ...  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 mandatoril...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

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 a...  Read Full »

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