Is fluid on my knee normal 2 weeks after meniscus surgery?

the top of me knee and right above it is really full of fluid, is this normal after surgery?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Not really. You should probably discuss this with your dr. asap.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In order to perform arthroscopic surgery the joint capsule must be filled with a saline solution or other fluid. It flows in one port and out another. Due to the nature of the surgery, it is not uncommon to retain fluid after the surgery. Two weeks is a little long, but I wouldn't worry about it. As long as your knee is not warm to the touch, you shouldn't worry. It is warm to the touch, contact your surgeon immediately. The warmth is an indication that there is an infection.

    Good luck.

    Source(s): Work in the OR.
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  • 1 decade ago

    yes it can be. You will have to discuss with your doctor and the knee may have to be drained.

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