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Had knee arthoscopy 8 weeks ago to remove loose body from behind

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Had knee arthoscopy 8 weeks ago to remove loose body from behind patella, play high level sport, so had plenty physio, knee still sore and swollen, is this normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

yes, it is normal for your knee to still be swollen and sore 8 weeks after surgery.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you are very active on your knees with sports.

Dr. David :

what sports do you play

Dr. David :

you need to stretch frequently before and after playing and also be icing your knee a lot after sports every time you play

Dr. David :

to help decrease swelling and pain.

Dr. David :

elevation of your knee up above your heart after sports while icing can help decrease swelling.

Dr. David :

have you been doing these things?

JACUSTOMER-62et1u46- : Play football for professional scottish team at youth level, have been icing, which stretches would be best?
Dr. David :

hamstring stretching and quadracept and calf muscle stretching.

Dr. David :

you need to continue to ice and elevate your knee.

Dr. David :

UK football or rugby as we call it in the USA.

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hello?

JACUSTOMER-62et1u46- : Thanks will continue to do this, uk football or soccer in us
Dr. David :

thanks.

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