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Offline Squrll54

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Alot of fluid in knee
« on: May 24, 2003, 05:08:53 AM »
I am a little over 2 weeks post op and I have a considerable ammount of fluid in my knee. The WC doctor said it is normal, but the pt said it needs to be drained. I had a lateral release and had the "fatty pad" removed from my knee. Did or does anyone else have alot of fluid in there knee after the surgery?

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Re: Alot of fluid in knee
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2003, 07:26:19 AM »
i am almost 4 weeks fromlr and scope  and i still have fluid. it is normal for fluid if you are going thru therpy. are they estimming and icing after therapy? you should ice at least every 2 hours, if possible and follow rice. it took almost 3 months before my knee resmbled a knee after first operation and i exppect in a week or two to be swelling free. remember, the more they do to the knee, the higher chance of scar tissue, adhesions and swelling.  good luck
9-13-02 - present, 4 surgeries to right knee. quad severed, piece of femoral condyle cut off, shaving of patella. had cartilage implant 9-22-03, fluid drain, cultures & manipulation10-21-03

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Re: Alot of fluid in knee
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2003, 09:29:25 AM »
Right about now I am starting to get a little scared because I started to get a little numb feeling in my leg. Now my toes are getting timgling. It is like 1:30 in the morning now and  I do not know who to call. Also my leg, calf especially is very cold. not sure what to do.

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Re: Alot of fluid in knee
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2003, 10:36:23 AM »
Everyone has a different story about fluid, my knee kept on filling up and I initially had it drained, instant relief, DON'T look at what come out though it will certainly put you off your lunch!  Subsequently I just elevated the beggar and iced it, maybe a little lest instantaneous relief but a lot easier to look at.

I'm about eight weeks out from the hardware removal and the thing will fill with fluid and hurt like mad (driving will bring a grown man near to tears!) on whim.  There doesn't seem to be a specific activity that gets it going but it all ends in a loud click and "YEEOWCH!"

If your leg is cold I would suggest that the first thing to do is to check your toenails for any sign of blueness, restricted circulation is a possibility, if no blue, put on some thick socks!
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